Education, Research, and Speaking

U.S. Fulbright Program Research Scholar (2017-2018) in Singapore for the research project "How to Bridge East-West Communications through BIG TALK." Based at the National University of Singapore's School of New Media and Communications. My research aim is to build a BIG TALK system that helps to bridge communication gaps in various interpersonal situations. 

9/8/17 Delivering a Seminar at NUS (National University of Singapore's School of New Media and Communications) 

9/8/17 Delivering a Seminar at NUS (National University of Singapore's School of New Media and Communications) 

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TEDx TALK

I delivered the above talk at Westminster College in Missouri. The virality of the video (3.5m + views) has led to the formation of partnerships with people and organizations from around the world. 


Summer Partnership with USC Annenberg Innovation Lab

In the summer of 2015, I worked with the Annenberg Lab to research communication strategies as they relate to the future of innovation. I delivered multiple talks and created a series of videos for the Annenberg website on what the future of innovation looks like. 

 

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Co-Founder and President of MIXED student coalition at Northwestern

At Northwestern University, I co-founded and served as President of MIXED, Northwestern's first ever Mixed Race Student Coalition. Through academic and social events, discussions, and internal support, we created a community of students united in their differences. 

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Edovo Jail Education Solutions Users make BIG TALK

I worked with Edovo, Jail Education Solutions startup to create a Big Talk self development and communications course for inmates. Read about it at Edovo's website. 

 

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Researcher at the Delta Lab Northwestern (2015)

Breaking Boundaries focuses on exploring novel interactions and connecting people in unusual and unexpected ways.