Public Speaking & Media Requests


  • GCYV Atlanta Book Cover

    Book talks and readings from Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from an Atlanta High School (2018; 2019) and the decades of research that informed this book and the broader work of immigrant and minority peoples integration in the modern U.S.

    • Story Stitch

      Trained facilitation on the popular interactive card game developed by Green Card Voices to encourage meaningful dialogue across difference and build deeper connections between immigrants and their neighbors by telling stories, opening minds, and encouraging people to get to know one another.

      • Working Girl-Wonder Woman

        Community conversations about #TheCovidShift and the conceptual framework that has resulted in women in the formal workforce, especially women from marginalized communities, having to do a first shift, a second shift, and now the COVID Shift.


        • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
        • Interviews for Print, Radio, Television, or Other Media

          Below is a sample of some of the media projects I have been involved with.

          1. Dignity.US, invited for a subject matter expert interview as part of their national initiative to
          address urgent problems facing the U.S. Invitation came through David Lubell, Founder and
          Director Emeritus of Welcoming America. (2022, December).

          2. Brookhaven-Reporter Newspapers, “Cross Keys students to join immigrant experience book
          project”. Interviewed due to being the Atlanta Book Project organizer with Green Card Voices
          as part of the KSU Strategic Internationalization Grant (2017, November).

          3. Atlanta Journal Constitution, “Immigration stories from Atlanta slated for new book”. Interviewed
          due being the Atlanta Book Project organizer with Green Card Voices as part of the KSU
          Strategic Internationalization Grant (2017, November).

          4. DeKalb Free Press. “Sharing Untold Stories”. Feature article in Education Section on Green
          Card Youth Voices: Stories from an Atlanta High School book project (2017, November).

          5. The Sentinel, “Immigration, integration expert to visit campus”. Interviewed as co-organizer and
          host for a day-long visit with campus leadership, lecture, and simulation given by David Lubell,
          executive director and founder of Welcoming America to discuss “Welcoming Universities” as
          part of the Welcoming Movement on the KSU campus (2017, August).

          6. Que Pasa Media, “Estudio confirma impacto de becas de la Liga Hispana”. Interviewed at the
          conclusion of the year-long, three phase research project to report the results of the study
          (2014, April).

          7. La Noticia. “Buscan a beneficiados con becas de la Liga Hispana.” Interviewed to promote
          research study taking place with former Hispanic League Scholarship recipients (2013, July).

          8. Que Pasa Media. “Buscan a ex becados de la Liga Hispana”. Interviewed to promote research
          study taking place with former Hispanic League Scholarship recipients (2013, June).

          9. Winston-Salem Journal. “State health department investigates complaint against Ivy House”.
          Interviewed, as subject matter expert in nonprofit organizations, for article regarding the
          proper filing for the IRS Form 990 (2012, August).

          10. OPEN/Net en Español. A North Carolina statewide television call-in program produced by the
          UNC-TV Public Media (formerly known as North Carolina Agency for Public
          Telecommunications). Served as a panelist for a program entitled, “The Legislative Process”
          with Andrea Bazán (President of the Triangle Foundation), State Representative Danny
          McComas (R-New Hanover County), and Dr. Nolo Martinez (UNCG) (2010, December).

          11. Webinar with North Carolina Network of Grantmakers and their Equity & Inclusion Networking
          Group. One-hour Webinar, “Latino Organizations and Immigrant Enforcement in NC” (An
          Equity & Inclusion Networking Webinar). Webinar Panel also included: Nicholas Faherty
          (Amigos Internacional), Dr. Hannah Gill (UNC-Chapel Hill), Althea Gonzalez (Hispanics in
          Philanthropy), Erica Gordon (Cumberland Community Foundation), and Bobbi Hapgood
          (North Carolina Network of Grantmakers) (2010, October).

          12. UNCG Radio Station (WUAG). Greensboro Reaching Out (GRO). “Civic Engagement” and
          “Political Participation. Five PSC300 students featured in two, two-hour long, live call-in radio
          program to discuss and inform the Piedmont Triad listening audience about civic participation.
          We used this as a means by which to promote the National Issues Forum organized and
          hosted by PSC300 class (2009, October).

          13. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) News Hour. Generation Next. “Immigration Weighs on Minds of
          Latino Youth” (2007).

          14. Enfoque Latino con la Dra. Londoño (Northeast Georgia). Featured on weekly television
          program (2007).

          15. Athens Banner Herald. Various occasions, focused on Latino Youth Leadership Program and
          Hispanic student organizing at Georgia colleges (2006–2007).

          16. Atlanta Journal Constitution. Various occasions, focused on Latino social movements and
          educational pipeline initiatives throughout Georgia (2006).

          17. La Que Buena (Northeast Georgia). Featured on weekly call-in program (2005–2006).

          18. National Public Radio (Northeast Georgia). Featured on “Agenda Hispana” (2005–2006).

          19. Lifetime Television for Women. Featured on “New Attitudes” (2000).

        • Public Speaking and Media Inquiries

          I have presented over 100 paper, panel, poster, policy, and practitioner presentations and have been invited to do key note conference presentations to small group facilitation at the local, state, national, and international levels.  

          Likewise, I have done television, newspaper, blog, vlog interviews, and written op ed pieces.

          I am able to deliver information and answer questions in both Spanish and English.

          For additional details about the diversity of the speaking topics and presentations I have provided, kindly review my CV on the homepage.

          If you would like to schedule an interview or other connection with me, my research and community partners, and/or about the work we have collectively done together, feel free to contact me at or at (470) 578-3669.