The People of Penn State

Episode 9 — Educator Activist and Inspirational Speaker Brian Anthony Davis

January 13, 2022 Penn State Alumni Association Season 1 Episode 9
The People of Penn State
Episode 9 — Educator Activist and Inspirational Speaker Brian Anthony Davis
Show Notes

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.

Timestamps
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

Connect with Brian on LinkedIn: Brian Davis.
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