From moussaka to mobile phones, let’s talk.
Over the years, cross-cultural skits for the University of Washington’s international student orientation that featured bananas as props have evolved into professional talks trainings that can be catered to the needs and context of each unique audience, from . (Full disclosure: props still sometimes make an appearance.)
Association of Washington International Student Affairs
Seattle Arts & Lectures University
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
UW Department of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture
In addition, I am part of a faculty training network at the University of Washington that that has worked through partnerships with ministries of health, universities, and other stakeholders to strengthen health systems in participating countries by enhancing their leadership, management, and policy development capacity. My contributions to the team have included modules on communication styles, storytelling as a leadership tool, and digital storytelling as a form of visual communication to promote education, policy, and management strategies.