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...

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...

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....

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...

Evan Crowne and Lyla Denny

[Recorded: Tuesday, March 19th, 2024] UVA Students Evan Crowne (22) from Virginia and Lyla Dennny (22) from Wyoming/Connecticut recorded a One Small Step conversation as a part of their course Lead from Anywhere. They discussed political influences in their childhood,...

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...

Grace B and Walker W

[Recorded: Monday, February, 19, 2024] UVA students Grace B (20) from Herndon, VA and Walker W (19) from Fairhope, AL recorded a One Small Step Conversation as part of their course 'Democracy and Public Service.' Grace had spent time in...

Shannon Dinkler and Eliza Sanusi

[Recorded: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024] UVA students Shannon Dinkler (21) from Virginia Beach, VA and Eliza Sanusi (22) from Charlottesville, VA recorded a One Small Step conversation as part of their course, Lead from Anywhere. Shannon and Eliza discussed their...

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...

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...

Lydia Smith and Jordan Perez

[Recorded: Tuesday, September 19th, 2023] Lydia Smith (19) from South Hill, Virginia, and Jordan Perez (19) from Harrisonburg, Virginia participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Lydia shares...

Eujine Kim and Keisha Thomas

[Recorded: Monday, February 26, 2024] UVA students Keisha Thomas (19) from Fredericksburg, VA and Eujine Kim (20) from Lynchburg, VA recorded a One Small Step conversation as part of their course, UNST 1410. They began by connecting through their shared...

Gerard Alexander and Nathan Moore

[Recorded: Monday, March 21, 2022] Gerard Alexander (56) and Nathan Moore (41) have an impromptu One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gerard, a UVA professor, and Nathan, general manager of WTJU radio station, discuss anthropology and their experiences traveling...

Mila Snyder and Brian Warden

[Recorded: Thursday, February 22, 2024] UVA students Brian Warden (19) from Morgantown, WV and Jamila Snyder (19) from Pittsburg, PA recorded a one small step conversation as part of their course Public Service and Democracy. They discussed that both of...

Blair Christensen and Darby Cain

[Recorded: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024] Blair Christensen, a 22-year-old from Charlottesville, VA and Darby Cain, a 71-year-old from Sheffield, England, discussed their personal beliefs and values, including social innovation, climate change, and access to abortion. They shared their personal experiences...

Arden Luthy and Hewan Kasie

[Recorded Monday, February 19, 2024] UVA students Arden Luthy (19) and Hewan Kasie (19) recorded a One Small Step conversation as part of their course 'Democracy and Public Service.' Some of the major themes that they explored in their conversation...

Bea Webster and Evan Small

[Recorded Tuesday, March 19, 2024] UVA students Bea Webster (21) from Vienna, VA and Evan Small (21) from Fairfield, CT recorded a One Small Step conversation as part of their Lead From Anywhere course. Evan & Bea explored their political...

Vincent Cummins and Sheyma Yenigun

[Recorded: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022] Vincent (9th Grade) and Sheyma (12th Grade) have a short One Small Step conversation. They discuss the differences in where they have grown up - Vincent in the USA and Sheyma in Turkey. Values they...

Mackenzie Chen and Oscar Melendez Vera

Some of the major ideas they discussed were topics relating to socio-political values and how they are integrated into popular culture through contemporary media, examples such as the movies and shows like Barbie and Into the Spiderverse, differences in the...

Colin Heil and Josie Fischman

[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. Colin Heil (17) is from McLean and Josie Fischman (17) is from...

Lori Mohr Pederson and Stephen Betts

[Recorded: Thursday, October 19, 2023] Lori Mohr Pederson (63) and Stephen Betts (35) have a One Small Step conversation at the VPM office in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their conversation was recorded during Democracy360, the Karsh Institute of Democracy’s three-day biennial conference....

Life of Coach Nicholson

Coach Nicholson talks about his lessons he’s learned from his grandmother, and how it impacted his life.

Rosemary Henriquez and Z Maclin

[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. Z Maclin (15) is from Harrisonburg and Rosemary Henriquez (16) is from...

Lisa Woolfork and Kendall King

[Recorded: Thursday, July 21, 2022] Lisa Woolfork (52) and Kendall King (25) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Lisa and Kendall have been active in the fight for racial justice in Charlottesville, and in this conversation,...