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by Echo Rivera, PhD

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Meet your instructor

Hi, 👋 I'm Dr. Echo Rivera

My PhD is in community psychology (because community-based participatory research that promotes social equity is my jam) and I have over a decade research & evaluation experience (quant & qual, on a range of areas like intimate partner violence, Meals on Wheels, young gay men's health). That means I've been there, like you, watching and designing course lectures, conference presentations, research team meetings, and project presentations. I've written final reports and read reports from others.

Somewhere along the way I grew tired of seeing my colleagues and folks in other fields do #DeathByPowerpoint, submit unread reports, and having their hard work drift off into the void. That was a lot of wasted time and effort. I knew that just because info is technical or complex, that doesn't mean it has to be boring or confusing. I decided to blend my interests in data with design and creativity. After testing my strategies on multiple audiences--college students, service providers, non-researchers, academics, scientists, and policymakers--I knew they worked and started to train others who were also bored of the standard ways of communicating. Since then, I've helped hundreds of folks, just like you, learn how to communicate more effectively and creatively. I can't wait to help you, too!