These are some of the activities I have been a part of outside of class.
At the University of Oxford
Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) - During my first term at Oxford I was elected as Disabled Students' Officer, the part-time executive member who represents and advocates for disabled students to the university and colleges. In this position, I also help advise and support the Oxford Students' Disability Community, an autonomous campaign within OUSU.
Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Mooting Championship and Conversazione - I am on the organizing committee as the Publicity Officer for this event, which is the first mooting championship at Oxford dedicated to legal issues surrounding disability. Law students compete in mock court proceedings, and afterward there is a panel about disability in a broader social context with distinguished guests. In the second year, I was a part of the Conversazione discussing the importance of media representation to disabled people.
Our World In Data - This project in the Institute for New Economic Thinking seeks to synthesize world knowledge about a wide range of social trends and visualize the data in order to see how our world is changing. I worked as a research assistant with Max Roser.
At the University of Tennessee
City of Knoxville Mayor's Council on Disability Issues - Members of the community are appointed to this board to advise Mayor Madeline Rogero on issues affecting people with disabilities in Knoxville. When appointed, I was the only undergraduate student to serve on the committee.
Campus Disability Advocates - This is a student organization that I founded as an undergraduate. At the time it was the only general disability student organization on campus. We hosted a variety of programming, taught faculty how to treat students with disabilities, and worked with the administration to solve problems. Below is a "Big Idea" video from the University of Tennessee describing our purpose.
The Daily Beacon - For a year and a half I wrote an opinion column in our university's student-run newspaper every week on local, national and international issues.
UT Revolt and Amplify UT student government campaigns - As a sophomore I ran for Student Services Director of SGA, and as a junior I ran for president. These campaigns were challenging the status quo of apathy in and around UT's Student Government Association. Below are promotional videos from Revolt and Amplify, along with the recording of the closing statements for the SGA Debate in 2013 (I speak last).