I'm always excited to devote time and energy towards holding space. Working to build meaningful spaces for learning and growing — spaces where people can feel comfortable being vulnerable and play to the strengths of that vulnerability — is very important to me and I hope to do it more often. I am always open to more opportunities to facilitate/hold space (especially working with kids/youth).
2015 — I co-organized a convening for community radio stations across California, called URCN, at UC Berkeley. I also moderated a panel, "Probing, Presenting, & Poise: the 3 P's of News and Public Affairs Programming," featuring Bill Drummond (professor, founding editor of Morning Edition) & Ashleyanne Krigbaum (KALW).
2015, 2016 — I facilitated numerous writing workshops and audio production workshops (i.e. "Writing for Radio," and "Pro Tools 101," through my community radio station, KALX.
2016 — I facilitated weekly workshops/classes about sexuality, sex-positivity, and power and privilege through a course at UC Berkeley called FemSex.
2018 — I facilitated "Intro to Podcasting," a hands-on audio editing/mixing workshop at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit.
2018 — I co-created Amplify, a community-driven storytelling conference for people of color. Learn more here. The event was an intimate community gathering in Berkeley, CA featuring keynotes and workshops from the likes of Glynn Washington, Bernice Yeung, Helen Zia, Aimee Allison, & Rhodessa Jones. At Amplify, I also facilitated a conversation between formerly incarcerated storytellers on the nuances of storytelling & reporting on prisons and the people impacted by incarceration.
2018 — I served as a judge for the John H. McDonald Awards for Excellence in Student Journalism’s Prize for Digital Storytelling.
2019 — I served as a grant panelist with the San Francisco Arts Commission for the 2019 Creative Youth grants. I scored grants and publicly discussed and provided funding recommendations to the Commission.
2019 — I was a guest speaker at UC Santa Cruz at the annual UCRN conference (convening of college radio station members from across California) to share about my work/advice/reflections on the “Life After College Radio” panel.