Public Scholarship

I am committed to collaborations and partnerships which facilitate public scholarship.

My recent public outreach efforts have included speaking on issues related to Ferguson, MO and working with the Black Student Union at Boston College.

I previously served as the President and Managing Director of the Washington Debate Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for students to engage in debate, civic engagement, and democratic deliberation.  The Washington Debate Coalition has, over the past three years, helped to build two competitive and diverse high school debate teams at Ingraham High School and Ballard High School, both Seattle Public Schools, as well as start a debate program in the University of Washington Department of Communication.  In partnership with the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues, the Washington Debate Coalition is expanding its programming to reach students in underserved communities across Washington.

I also presented a workshop for the debate team at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center in Connell, WA.  The Coyote Ridge Corrections Center leads the country in educational opportunities and has built an impressive debate program.  I also consistently contribute to panels on race and gender in debate at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association and the Rhetoric Society of America.