I am a senior pursuing a B.A. in Global and International Studies and International Politics. Within the Penn State community, the World in Conversation Community has really made me feel at home. I like to say that I began my World in Conversation journey my freshman year as I sat in SOC 119, unlearning all the things I thought I knew. From there I moved on to TA for SOC 119 which was the semester in which I learned the most about myself. After over two years of working for the center, I have happily taken on the leadership role of foundational facilitation coach.
My World in Conversation journey has come full circle because I am now working with SOC 119 TA's and hopefully providing them with the tools to positively impact their lives and the lives of those around them. I continue to do this work because I know the profound impact it had on me, and I want to create a space where people can feel heard in a way that I had never been before. After over two years of doing this work, I am still learning about the things I didn't know that I didn't know.