Finalists for Teach For America’s Social Innovation Awards & search for new TAB members

Hello Real Talk community,

We hope that you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! We can’t believe that it’s already the end of May and have some exciting updates to share with y’all:

  1. We are Finalists for the Teach For America 2018 Social Innovation Awards! Cristina and Liz will represent our Real Talk team in San Francisco at Final Round Interview Day on May 31st. To read more about how Liz’s Teach For America experience led to her work on Real Talk, read her recent guest post on EdNC here.

  2. Liz is married! And Vichi officiated the wedding ceremony back on May 5th (see picture below).

  3. Liz presented at the annual SHIFT NC conference with Power to Decide’s Katy Suellentrop to share more about the Innovation Next accelerator, design thinking, and our Real Talk app. Vichi and Cristina joined us in RTP after the presentation to say hello to Katy (pictured below)! Liz and Cristina were also interviewed by UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases for their newsletter.

 Liz met her husband Dale while doing Teach For America in Eastern North Carolina. Vichi co-officiated the ceremony with Jay, another friend of Liz and Dale's who also did Teach For America, at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC on May 5th. 

Liz met her husband Dale while doing Teach For America in Eastern North Carolina. Vichi co-officiated the ceremony with Jay, another friend of Liz and Dale's who also did Teach For America, at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw, NC on May 5th. 

 Cristina, Liz, Katy, and Vichi congregated in Research Triangle Park for the SHIFT NC annual conference on May 17th.

Cristina, Liz, Katy, and Vichi congregated in Research Triangle Park for the SHIFT NC annual conference on May 17th.

Soon, we’ll be looking for new teens (ages 13-15) to join our Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Since we collaborate with our teens remotely, our TAB members can be anywhere in the country. Do you know a teen who would be interested in making Real Talk better and spreading the word about the app? If yes, email Liz at liz@myhealthed.org with the subject “Real Talk TAB nomination” and she will send you quick next steps. Thank you in advance!

All the best,

Liz, Vichi, and Cristina

Liz Chen