My first serious oral history project took place over 40 years ago when I interviewed my paternal grandmother at our dining room table. That interview revealed profound insights about my family of origin and cemented my interest in the discipline. As a doctoral student and later a postdoctoral fellow, I employed oral history as one of my research methodologies as a developed a thick description of Ambassador Aurelia E. Brazeal.. I continue to value the power and efficacy of oral history.
Passionate advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and peace. Writer, mixed media artist, public speaker and independent researcher committed to advancing opportunities for underserved, under-resourced and underestimated communities to construct creative solutions to complex policy challenges. Dedicated to forging smart partnerships. Skilled in conceptualizing and managing high-impact programs. Global citizen and award-winning Senior U.S. diplomat (retired) with an extensive network in civil society and the academy. Experienced leader skilled in building strong, mutually beneficial relationships; Critical thinker and creative problem solver focused on delivering high-quality results; Outstanding interpersonal, intergenerational and multicultural communication skills; Maintained a robust public speaking practice engaging key stakeholders in academia, business, civil society, government, and the media on topics such as democratic governance, human rights, STEM, the environment, youth and women's empowerment. Foreign Language Skills, Spanish 3/3, Rudimentary Swahili
Regions Available for Work
Other Regions: Maryland and metropolitan Washington|| DC
Purpose of Contact
- I am available for hire - as an oral historian, consultant, presenter, educator, or related services