Beth osnes, co-founder

Beth Osnes PhD, is an Associate Professorof Theatre and Environmental Studies at theUniversity of Colorado. She is co-founder of SPEAK, an approach towards vocal empowerment for women. She recently toured her original new musical Shine to select cities that are a part of the RockefellerFoundation 100 Resilient Cities Initiative. Her most recent books include Performance for Resilience: Engaging Youth on Energy and Climate through Music, Movement, and Theatre (Palgrave), and Theatre for Women’s Participation in Sustainable Development (Routledge).


chelsea hackett, co-founder

Chelsea Hackett is a facilitator, researcher,and creative consultant. She is the co- founder of the international vocal empowerment training program SPEAK
and recently completing her doctorate inEducational Theatre at NYU focusing on apartnership between a Guatemalan theatre company of and all-girls school. In addition, she is a performer, writer, and director, working around the world, using the power of creative play to build collective meaning and engage in critical conversations.


Lianna nixon, media outreach

Lianna Nixon is a graduate student in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is a wildlifeconservationist who uses photography, education, and social media to createpowerful visual stories. Her work has taken her to seven countries in pursuit of powerful photography narratives, capturing the beauty and plight of our planet. She has worked with numerous Non-ProfitOrganizations to help amplify their voice and promote change


Sarah fahmy, program director of Middle Eastern region

Sarah Fahmy is a Theatre and PerformanceStudies MA student at CU Boulder. Sarah recently facilitated the SPEAK: Young Women’s Vocal Empowerment program intwo Egyptian cities, generating sustainable solutions to combat various social issues inthe girls’ communities. Sarah was invited to present at the Ministry of Immigration’s Egypt Can 4: Education conference, and is actively working with several governmental offices on arts based educational reform in the country