Brian Anthony Davis '18 is an Educator Activist and Inspirational Speaker, and he joined us for a great conversation on The People of Penn State.
He joined Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford '20g to talk about the special relationship that he has with Penn State President Eric Barron, being able to speak at multiple TED Talk events, and his experiences as the Associate Director of Equity and Inclusion at a high school in San Francisco.
Brian also discussed issues of inequality and racism, staying involved with the College of Liberal Arts as a volunteer, why he is a big proponent of Yoga for self-exploration, and a whole lot more.
2:10 — Intro
2:55 — Penn State journey
6:41 — Being a student leader at Penn State
10:55 — Study abroad experiences
15:30 — TED Talks
20:45 — Relationship with Penn State President Eric Barron
27:04 — Teaching high school students in San Francisco
31:30 — The role of mentors and mentorship
34:00 — PhD candidacy at the University of San Francisco
37:20 —Journal of Black Educology
50:40 — Quick-hitter questions
52:47 — Outro
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