New feature for Fall 2017! Be inspired by the big team that leads SpeakOut! workshops in the community.

Hayley Munoz smallerHayley Munoz says: I am a recent graduate of CSU and currently work with Resources for Disabled Students. I got my degree in History with a minor in English. I have been writing as long as I can remember and it’s been one constant in my life. I am almost always writing something, whether it is a story, poem, or just writing in a journal. I love reading and I love being apart of writing groups. It’s the best way to bond with people and learn new things about writing. I am also working on teaching myself Korean in the hopes of moving to South Korea to teach English next year. When I’m not writing or learning Korean I am usually dancing, listening to Kpop, acting, snowboarding, or spending time with my lovely fiance.
Emily Sinkular is excited to volunteer for the second year with Speak Out! She loves the therapeutic power of writing and enjoys giving back to her community through Speak Out! As a Second Year student, Emily is a double major in German and Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. She hopes to work (or study) abroad after completing her undergraduate education, focusing on improving socioeconomic well-being through sustainable and environmentally conscious means. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading, journaling, hiking, and camping.
Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetFormerly a middle school English teacher and cross-country coach, Cherie Nelson moved to Colorado in 2016 to pursue her MA in English Literature at Colorado State University. Simply put, Cherie loves hearing and telling good stories. This expresses itself in her academic interests, which include, but are not limited to: world literatures, critical theory, representations of religion and spirituality, and reading and writing creative non-fiction. When not studying or working as an instructor within the CSU Composition Program, Cherie can be found at Donut Haus, looking up at the impossibly blue Colorado sky, or running the trails in and around Fort Collins.
Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetJosie Middleton is a first time volunteer with Speak Out! And she is incredibly eager to be a part of the program. Josie is a junior at colorado State University, studying Human Development and Family Studies. She loves to hike, read, go on random adventures, and snuggle with her dog Fergie. She has always been an avid journalor and believes that words can have an immense positive experience on the mind. Josie hopes to go on to Graduate School and eventually become a therapist for kids.
Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetRyann Peats is volunteering with SpeakOut! for the second time this semester. Ryann is a third year MFA student at CSU studying Creative Writing Poetry. She is an advocate for individuals and families experiencing intimate partner abuse at Crossroads Safehouse as well as a CO 150 instructor at CSU. Ryann is interested in improving community access to the tools of language and communication. She is so grateful to volunteer again with such an amazing group of people (writers, interns and other volunteers) who remind her why she loves writing and sharing work with others.