Lillian Rojas and Donna Price

[Recorded: Friday, September 2nd, 2022] Lillian (20) and Donna (68) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lillian is a Third Year student at the University of Virginia studying public policy, leadership, and religious studies. Donna is the...

Cristina Amador and Olivia Paschal

[Recorded on October 26, 2021] Cristina Amador ('24) and Olivia Paschal (PhD '26) share their experiences growing up in open-minded Christian households, the decisions that led them both to the University of Virginia, and their disapproval of partisan labels.

Monique Emond and Isabel Lafrance-Melendez

[Recorded: Friday, July 21, 2023] This One Small Step conversation was recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Sorensen Institute’s summer High School Leaders Program in 2023. Monique Emond (17) is from Warrenton and Isabel Lafrance-Melendez is from Henrico....

Riley Davis and Tom Acklin

[Recorded: Monday, January 16, 2023] Riley (21) and Tom (57) have a virtual One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Riley is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia studying psychology and American Studies. Tom is a recovering neurologist...

Miles Efron and Marion Dembling

[Recorded: Friday, November 5th, 2021] Miles Efron and Marion Dembling have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Miles works for the Miller Center at UVA, and Marion is a retiree living in the Charlottesville area. During their conversation,...

Liz Player and John Kortmulder

[Recorded: Friday, December 3, 2021] Liz (43) and John (68) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Liz is a mother of three teenagers and teaches at a local elementary school in Albemarle County. John opened a yoga...

Caleb Kuo and Andrew Chand

[Recorded: Tuesday, September 12th, 2023] Caleb (19) from Fairfax, Virginia and Andrew Chand (19) from rural Ohio participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Andrew shares about the...

Jacob Saul and Kate-Lin Ly

[Recorded: Friday, September 15, 2023] Jacob Saul (19) from Bristow, VA, and Kate-Lin Ly (19) from Northern Virginia participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Jacob shares how...

Dan Shantler and Debbi Meslar-Little

[Recorded: October 19, 2022] Dan and Debbi have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Dan served for 20 years in the United States Air Force, beginning his career as a telephone maintenance technician and retiring as a Master...

Bob Pearson and Carlos Rodriguez

[Recorded: Friday, November 19th, 2021] Bob Pearson (70) and Carlos Rodriguez (20) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Bob is an Air Force veteran and Carlos is a second-year student at UVA. Bob grew up in a...

Kevin Gaines and Richard Litchfield

[Recorded Tuesday, June 7, 2022] Kevin Gaines and Richard Litchfield have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Kevin is a professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Virginia and Richard is recently retired, having...

Les Thorpe + Jesse Z

Les Thorpe (77) and Jesse Z have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, VA. Les discusses how his political ideology transformed after the 2016 election of President Trump, while Jesse reveals how he balances certain libertarian views with an...

Eleanor Ague and Ben Lashley

[Recorded: Friday, July 21, 2023] This One Small Step conversation was recorded in Charlottesville, Virginia as part of the Sorensen Institute’s summer High School Leaders Program in 2023. Eleanor Ague (17) is from McLean and Ben Lashley (17) is from...

Yasir Mahboba and Evelyn Garey

[Recorded: Thursday, April 27, 2023] Yasir (22) and Evelyn (21) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Yasir is an undergraduate student at the University of Virginia studying biology on a pre-med track. Evelyn is also an undergraduate...

Hillary West and Haydon Pitchford

[Recorded Wednesday, February 16, 2022] Hillary (71) and Haydon (27) recorded a One Small Step conversation together about their experiences related to serving as a first responder (Haydon) and clergy (Hillary) at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in...

Sonaera Zaman and Dakota Yu

[Recorded Tuesday, September 12, 2023] Sonaera (19) from Ashburn, Virginia, and Dakota (19) from Ashburn, Virginia participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Sonaera shares her mom’s impact...

Jakenzie Fletcher-Thrower and Sydney Campbell

[Recorded: Friday, September 8, 2023] Jakenzie Fletcher-Thrower (17) from Virginia and Sydney Campbell (19) from Maryland participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Jakenzie shares her passion for...

Tim Towslee and Allison Swingle

[Recorded January 31, 2021] Tim Towslee, 44, and Allison Swingle, 31, participate in a One Small Step conversation via Zoom. They talk about their work in outdoor education, the impact of having a parent pass away, how their political views...

Maggie Polistina and Ellie Maruca

[Recorded: Friday, September 15th, 2023] Maggie Polistina (19) from Westchester, New York and Greenwich, Connecticut and Ellie Maruca (19) from Richmond, Virginia participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at...

Chandler Nandkumar and Kendall Sano

[Recorded: Friday, September 22, 2023] Chandler Nandkumar (20) from Gloucester Township, NJ and Kendall Sano (19) from McLean, VA participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Both students...

Kate Walldorf and Aishani Patnaik

[Recorded: Monday, September 11, 2023] Kate Walldorf (19) from Charleston, SC, and Aishani Patnaik (19) from Ashburn, VA participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Aishani shares how...

Spencer Haydary and Ethan Dahlby

[Recorded: Thursday, April 7th, 2022] Spencer (26) and Ethan (21) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Spencer is a UVA Law student and Ethan is a 3rd year computer science student at UVA. They are both active...

Natalie Hogan and Shannon Henley

[Recorded: Thursday, September 14, 2023] Natalie Hogan (19) from Fairfax, VA, and Shannon Henley (19) from Fairfax, VA participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Shannon shares her...

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Bucky Neal and Brenda Brown-Grooms

One Small Step conversation partners Bucky Neal (65) and Brenda Brown-Grooms (65) have the hard but important conversation about their ancestry - slaveowners and slaves - and also discuss the Black Lives Matter Movement and the perceived inequality they've inherited.