In addition to academics, I have also endeavored to serve the Penn State community, in ways both scholarly and spiritual.
In the rhetoric and composition graduate student community, I’ve been a member of the Arnold-Ebbit Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians, a chapter of the Rhetoric Society Association, since 2015. During the 2016-17 academic year, I served as technology coordinator. In particular, I helped manage the communications around Camp Rhetoric 2017. This academic year, I will serve as AEIR’s president. I look forward to contributing to the growth of the rhetoric community at Penn State and planning Camp Rhetoric 2018.
In August 2015, I realized that Bahá’í students lacked a dedicated space for coming together. So, I helped to form the Bahá’í Campus Association, which has now been a Registered Student Organization affiliated with the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development for over a year. As chair, I have spearheaded various initiatives, and I am working to build capacity in the undergraduate members so they can assume full leadership.
In a related project, I accepted an offer to write for the Huffington Post’s religion section, and I view this position as an opportunity to practice invitational rhetoric beyond the university. I invite you to browse my articles.