Narrative Seminar

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How to Empower Your Story

Tuesdays from 5 PM - 7 PM

CCN: 26000

The primary goal of this seminar is to address holistically the experiences of students who have been impacted by significant life experiences provide them structured opportunities transitioning from their undergraduate careers to post grad life.

The seminar will examine theories of transition, developmental models, and a range of effective issues that pertain to students engaged in this transitional process through weekly seminars, readings, field trips, and activities.

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Seminar Leads

Ryan Farquhar (he/him)

Ryan Farquhar serves as the founding Director of Food for Thought while serving as the graduate student lead for the Basic Needs annual report. He is currently studying Public Health with a focus on Nutrition and Maternal & Children Health while working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian. Prior to this position, Ryan has served as an Education Director of the Suitcase Clinic and worked to advocate for his fellow foster youth peers. His passion for equitable education led him to create the Food for Thought Program to support basic needs skill development. In junction, Ryan serves as the Graduate Student Instructor of the NST 20 Personal Food Security and Wellness course to help further mentor Undergraduates.

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Harman Gakhal 

My name is Harman Gakhal and I am a third year legal studies and sociology double major with a minor in race and law. I am very passionate about education and immigrant rights and work with many non-profit organizations including FFI and Khalsa Aid. I also love scary movies and iced caramel macchiatos! I am excited to bring my personal and professional experiences to the class to engage and inspire others to tell their unique story.