On November 17, 2018, assistant professor of Applied Theater Rachel DeSoto-Jackson was invited back for a second year to present a workshop on communication skills at the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, DC for the Young Ambassador Program Post-Collegiate Seminar.
The workshop, titled “The Secrets of Non-Verbal Communication,” was presented to 18 Latinx young professionals and focused on the use of communication skills across a wide range of disciplines. The workshop was followed by a mock interview session which prepared students to enter their selected fields with practical skills in interview techniques.
The Young Ambassadors Program at the Smithsonian Latino Center works to create a community of emerging Latinx leaders and life-long learners by providing opportunities for academic and professional enhancement and fostering exposure and access to various professionals and their fields via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.
DeSoto-Jackson directs the Theater and Dance initiative for simulation and other forms of Applied Theater. At IUP, she teaches an interdisciplinary course, THTR 361 The Performance of Caring, which focuses on building empathetic communication skills.
Department of Theater and Dance