OUTREACH, ENGAGEMENT & SPEAKING OVERVIEW:
(More recent happenings are here)
My goal — as a researcher and in life in general — is to make a positive impact on the people, structures, and society around me.
I enjoy bringing my research and other scholarly messages to public audiences. I conduct interviews with news media and contribute articles to popular presses. I have returned to my home town high school multiple times to speak to Psychology students about my research. And I give invited talks to audiences outside of the academic research community whenever possible (invitations welcome).
I am also involved local education initiatives that relate to my research topics, e.g., I am on the program committee for the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC), which provides after-school STEM programming for students from underrepresented backgrounds.