“Hunger and Homelessness at the University of Washington.” Panelist for a discussion about food insecurity and stigma on college campuses. Shared with students my own lived experience, current perspectives on solutions to hunger and social inequities, and how to contribute to more positive outcomes. Seattle, WA, November 2019.
“Where We Intersect: Exploring Anti-Racism through a Food Justice Lens.” Led a discussion on food insecurity, remedies, and social justice at Food Lifeline’s Hunger Solution Center. Challenged participants to consider practices at their own organizations that may contribute to a culture of white supremacy. Seattle, WA, August 2019.
“A Conversation on Anti-Racist Hiring.” Panelist for a discussion on anti-racist hiring practices at non-profit organizations in Seattle. Shared reflections on unconscious race and gender bias present in all stages of a hiring process. Offered recommendations on how staff at any level of an organization can challenge that bias. Seattle, WA, February 2019.
“CDC Briefing on EOC (Emergency Operations Center) Task Management.” Co-led a briefing to USAID (United States Agency for International Development), OFDA (Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance) staff. Discussed with them the EOC Task Management system I designed and how continuous quality improvement principles could be adapted for use by OFDA in future emergency responses. Atlanta, GA, July 2015.
“Comunidades de Práctica para la Salud Pública.” Lead presenter (in Spanish and English) for CoPPH training and four-day workshop for twenty-five participants in the Instituto Nacional de Salud in Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia, October–November 2012.