PAST AND PRESENT FAVES
tmay digital learning experience
I partnered with WeTransfer to create a digital learning experience for their WePresent platform based on the method from my Tell Me About Yourself (TMAY) book. It's a beautiful compilation of micropodcasts and animated illustrations for multidisciplinary creatives who struggle talking about who they are and what they do. Using the TMAY method, the experience guides you through how to compellingly and confidently navigate the awkward “Tell me about yourself” question.
ZOO LABS MUSIC RESIDENCY
ZLMR is an immersive program helping catalyze entrepreneurial behavior in artists. Four times per year, it brings teams of musicians together to focus on recording music and applying their creativity to their business strategies. Since 2014, I've been a mentor in the program working with teams to confidently articulate their stories and business ideas for presentations at the close of the residency and in their journeys after. In 2016, I completed the residency and became an alum through my work with the Hall Pass Tour.
A free course we produce at Oratory Glory to help young creatives (ages 17-21) cultivate communication & public speaking, digital advocacy, and personal brand development skills to level up in the world.
Through company tours, curated workshops, personal narrative projects, guest instructors and speakers, students apply what they learn to develop multimedia communication projects that give voice to their beliefs.
*photos by Paige Ricks
The hall pass Tour
The Hall Pass Tour is a collective of musicians, educators and creatives collaborating with urban and rural schools to produce concerts celebrating the dreams and leadership of young people to spark school change. Since the 2011 launch, the tour has reached over 30,000 students, educators, artists, parents and community members. From 2011 - 2016, I served as Founding Partner, Tour Ops Manager and Host.
instructing @ gA
From 2013 - 16, I taught Public Speaking for Problem Solvers and helped creatives and makers in tech & design tell stories, share solutions and pitch ideas that move people to action. I also worked with the enterprise team as a facilitator for programs with corporate clients.
Dream Directing @ the future project
As Dream Director during the 2014-15 school year, I worked with the students, staff and administration at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco to help transform and improve their school culture. From a complete cafeteria space makeover in partnership with SFUSD's Future Dining Experience Team to a schoolwide beautification day, I led a Dream Team of students (affectionately known as the Bay Squad) in executing projects that merged their passions and interests with their desire to change the world around them.
ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE (EIR) @ oberlin college & Conservatory of Music
During the 2016-17 school year, I taught Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Leadership (#ENTR100), worked with the Creativity and Leadership department to expand Oberlin’s entrepreneurship program, and served on the leadership and production team for LaunchU; the school's annual startup accelerator and pitch competition. I was also named one of the top 10 entrepreneurship professors of 2016 by 3 Day Startup.
speakerlab @ oberlin college
I launched SpeakerLab as a pop-up event at Oberlin to connect students to artists, creatives and entrepreneurs disrupting industries on their own terms. Guest speakers shared their personal stories, hurdles and successes before facilitating a prototyping lab to help students develop ideas of their own.