Seattle's IN-NW Digital Marketing Conference (Photo credit:  UW Communication Leadership )

Seattle's IN-NW Digital Marketing Conference (Photo credit: UW Communication Leadership)

I've been invited to speak on lessons I've learned in journalism, especially related to launching The Evergrey, and moderate discussions on topics like motherhood, the lack of diversity in education and bridging political divides.

But my favorite thing to do when it comes to speaking publicly is ask questions and facilitate a conversation– especially when I can make it an interactive discussion with the audience.

Below are some examples of speaking I've done over the last few years.

Like a Mother Q&A with Angela Garbes (June 2018): I interviewed Seattle author Angela Garbes about her book Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy. (I highly recommend this read!)

Online News Association Insights Conference (May 2018): I talked about how we built a product from scratch with The Evergrey, and how WhereBy.Us is applying those lessons to launching new cities. 

#EducationSoWhite 2018 (March 2018): I moderated a discussion between education leaders about the racial gap between students and teachers in Washington state and potential solutions for solving it.

IN-NW Conference (April 2017): My cofounder and I shared lessons from our first six months of experimenting with community-driven local journalism at The Evergrey.

Moving Mountains: Healing the Ideological Divide (April 2017): I moderated a conversation with my cofounder and other Seattleites about projects we were taking on to encourage conversation between folks with political differences.

Civic Cocktail (November 2016): My cofounder and I shared why we started The Evergrey.

Poynter's 10UP Summit (August 2016): I talked about what I learned from failing at creating a reader advisory board for Education Lab at The Seattle Times.

Social Journalism and Engaging News Audiences (September 2014): I had just started my community engagement work at Chalkbeat when I was asked by CUNY, my alma mater, to be on this *incredible* panel of folks. (This was my first taste of imposter syndrome).

National Education Writers Association conference (June 2014): I talked about audience engagement for education reporting. 

National Online News Association conferences (2014, 2015, 2016): During these conferences I talked about measuring the impact of journalism and being an MJ Bear fellow, how to manage and work with remote teams, and creating ambitious projects with limited resources.

My conversation with Angela Garbes, taken a week before I gave birth to my son. (Photo credit:  Book Events West )

My conversation with Angela Garbes, taken a week before I gave birth to my son. (Photo credit: Book Events West)