speaking & facilitation

speaking

Voice and visibility are powerful tools that I use in service of environmental and social work. I lean into opportunities to speak and share my convictions, while continuing to refine my skills and teach others. 

For a short preview of my speaking engagements, please see below.

 

 

Keynote Guest Speaker

Stand, work, sing: A young person’s approach to saving the natural world

as part of the keynote speech with Jeff Rennicke 

Wilderness Wildlife Week

2019

Moderator and Organizer

Securing urban viability through Nature: The Water Forest of Mexico City

APPAM 2018 International Conference

Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development

2018

Know Tomorrow MC

Know Tomorrow: Climate Rally with Al Gore

Students for a Sustainable Stanford

2015

Teaching Assistant

ENGR 103: Public Speaking for Engineers

The Stanford Technical Communications Program

2016 - 2017

Oral Communications Tutor

Hume Center for Writing & Speaking

Stanford University

2016 - 2017

As a Teaching Assistant and Oral Communications Tutor at Stanford University, I learned to lead by the needs of the classroom. I would modify lesson plans and develop creative exercises to help my students gain speaking confidence in front of their peers. I learned to adapt my instruction and activities quickly to support needs of my diverse classroom, from freshmen to EL graduate students. 

 
facilitation

Facilitation is a core part of my practice. I thrive when designing and supporting creative, open spaces that foster dialogue in its fullest sense: to create a flow of meaning between participants. Through my work, I have facilitated workshops and conversations between civil society, scientists, nonprofit leaders, social sector researchers, and campus organizations both in English and in Spanish. ​I love sharing what I have learned with others.

 

For a short preview of my public and shareable work, please see below.

Workshop: Facilitation 101 Training

Co-facilitator with Leah Mosier

 CU Boulder Leeds School of Business

Leeds Scholars Program

March 2020

 

Workshop: Visioning Environmental Justice at Stanford

Environmental Justice Coordinator

Students for a Sustainable Stanford

October 2015

Panel: The California Drought: Addressing Environmental Injustices

Shaking the Foundations: Progressive Lawyering Conference

Stanford Law School

November 2015

Panel: Women Leaders in Environmental Justice

Shaking the Foundations: Progressive Lawyering Conference

Stanford Law School

November 2014

Public Workshops: Developing guidelines for the Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Grant Program

The Strategic Growth Council

Fresno, Oakland, and Los Angeles

Summer 2014

 

My journey into facilitation began in Spring 2014 while serving as the Environmental Justice Coordinator for Students for a Sustainable Stanford. In this position, I initiated conversations with student groups across campus, organized the annual campus-wide Environmental Justice Week, and supported the rest of SSS to ensure projects brought a lens of environmental justice. Where appropriate and possible, I sought to bring in knowledge and input from local environmental justice organizations.

Visioning Environmental Justice at Stanford was one of the first collaborative meetings of what has now become a growing Environmental Justice movement at Stanford University. Undergraduate and graduate students from across campus came together to discuss inter-sectional environmental justice issues, build new relationships, and find ways our

environmental, human rights, and social work could be more collaborative.

 

The same year, I coordinated and facilitated a panel on Women Leaders in Environmental Justice at the Shaking the Foundations: Progressive Lawyering Conference at the Stanford Law School. The panel was the only event organized by an undergraduate and only one of two that focused on the environment. In 2015, I came back to the conference, co-organizing a panel on The California Drought: Addressing Environmental Injustices along with two members of the Stanford Environmental Law Society.

As an intern with the California Strategic Growth Council, I helped coordinate and facilitate public commentary meetings across the state to develop guidelines for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Grant Program. We met with community members, developers, urban planners, social justice groups, and small business owners to discuss how Cap & Trade grant funds ought to be used to support sustainable and affordable mixed-use developments.