2021-2022 Assistant Program Director
Paige Verrillo studies Communication with a focus in Media Practices. She shares her favorite experience working with the Civil Discourse Lab:
"My favorite experience working with the CDL was our Stories and Voices event of 2020 when we partnered with the faculty from the Sustainability Insitute and talked about racial equity relating to U.S. food system. We hosted three public dialogues that coincided with the timing and content of the 21 Day Habit Building Racial Equity Challenge. The themes of these events included acknowledging Indigenous People and their relationship to food and land, Invisibility and Racism, and Responsibility and Accountabilty. It was very moving to see how respectfully people could share their personal stories and listen to the stories of others while coming together to try to educate themselves and others on the topics at hand."
Spring 2022 Fellows
Alexa Bobinski studies Communication and Psychology. She shares her favorite experience working with the Civil Discourse Lab:
"My favorite experience working with the CDL was our Stories and Voices event this past spring 2022: An Interactive Dialogue Engaging Water. This event brought together a multitude of people, including scientists in the Seacoast area and Indigenous peoples. People were able to sit down and have an open discussion about a topic they may not have considered before. People were able to share their stories and experiences, while connecting with one another. I am happy to have been able to witness and participate in a dialogue like this one, and I look forward to this upcoming year with the CDL!"
Kira Kelly is a senior Communication Major.
Fall 2021 Fellows
Jonathan Goldberg is a senior at the University of New Hampshire studying Communication with a minor in Law. He shares his favorite experience with the Civil Discourse Lab, stating:
"My favorite experience being a part of the Civil Discourse Lab is the opportunities I have had to explore and learn about complex civil and social issues. I had such an awarding experience facilitating discussions on food equity in last semester's Stories and Voices event."
Paige O'Neal is a senior Communication major.