Speakers Bureau

The DSS Speakers Bureau provides disability education to the George Washington campus community.  Comprised of DSS-registered students, the Speakers Bureau is routinely asked to offer presentations that highlight proactive approaches that the university can take toward increasing disability inclusion.  In many cases, the bureau works to raise a greater awareness of universal design models for physical and curricular accessibility.  These presentations frequently take the form of prepared formal speeches, but they are also conversational, allowing the audience plenty of Q&A time.

The DSS Speakers Bureau has prepared talks for

  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency
  • The US State Department
  • The Center for Career Services
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Institute for Citizen Leaders
  • The Multicultural Student Services Center

In addition, the Speakers Bureau helps to foster community among the DSS student population.  Upon request, members of the Speakers Bureau are available to provide general—and disability-centric—mentorship to DSS students as they navigate student life at George Washington.

2019-2020 Student Speakers

Alumni Speakers

  • Laney Allison
  • Jaggar DeMarco
  • Danica Gonzalves
  • Anna Hartge
  • Jackson Richman
  • Sara Soltani

Become a Member of the Speakers Bureau

Any DSS-registered student can be a member of the Speakers Bureau.  No prior public speaking experience is necessary.  If you are interested in joining the group, please complete and submit a Speakers Bureau Application Form.  Should you have any questions about the form, please contact Anna Hartge.

Request a Presentation

If you are a GW affiliate and would like to request a Speakers Bureau presentation, please complete and submit a Presentation Request Form.  Should you have any questions about the form, please contact Anna Hartge.

Speakers Bureau Coordinator

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Anna Hartge

Anna is a member of the Strategic Skills team, on which she works as a career counselor providing disability-specific job search and self-advocacy support.

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