• Laurie Mulvey

    Laurie Mulvey

    Executive Director

    Laurie Mulvey

    I studied English as an undergraduate at Rutgers, social work at the Master’s level at Rutgers, and Human Development and Family Studies at the doctoral level at Penn State. I’m not sure what all of that makes me. But the common denominator seems like it’s always been an attempt to understand people and Life, and to articulate what I discover.

  • Sam Richards

    Sam Richards

    Co-Founder

    Sam Richards

    Sam is a sociologist currently working at The Pennsylvania State University. He co-directs the World in Conversation Project, as well as teaches the largest race course in the country with 720 students per semester. Sam's iconoclasm landed him in “The Professors: The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America,” a book by David Horowitz that critiques the dominance of liberal thinking in academia–which is ironic given that Sam is a registered Libertarian.

  • DJ Seballos

    DJ Seballos

    Assistant Director

    Danna Jayne

    At WinC, I help get the right people in the right places within our organization. I have worked to create a place where people act on their passions and earn a living. A while back, someone gave me the opportunity to follow my passion here and I believe that such trust inspired me to work my a** off to make IT happen. This is at the heart of our work place and I apply it to OUR effervescent need to move with the changing times.

  • Tim Taylor

    Tim Taylor

    Operations Manager

    Tim Taylor

    Born in the Amish capital of Lancaster County and raised on farms and the internet. I have had lifelong passions for technology and people but never really found both in one place until I arrived at the World in Conversation. Today I work with brilliantly talented people committed to exploring their humanity through conversation to make that work both global and innovative. Changing the world one byte at a time!

  • Brenton Mitchell

    Brenton Mitchell

    Lead Facilitation Coach

    Brenton Mitchell

    A “Doer of Stuff & Things," Brenton can often be found running on trails in Central PA, singing and playing music on his guitar, and wearing ties. For the past two years, Brenton has been helping to manage the training of the WinC facilitation team. Areas of expertise include developing sustainable models for tracking facilitators professional growth, facilitating dialogues, and dissecting and teaching dialogue facilitation techniques to students.

  • Salim George

    Salim George

    Facilitator Trainer

    Salim George

    I am the bastard son of an immigrant. I also happen to work with a team of amazing individuals to design and implement the curriculum for SOC 300 - a class where students are equipped with the fundamental tools and skills necessary to facilitate dialogue.

  • Erik Morales

    Erik Morales

    Office Manager

    Erik Morales

    I was born in Moroleon, Guanajuato, Mexico and was brought to the U.S. illegally by my parents at the age of five (no, I am no longer “illegal”). At WinC, my goal is simply to spread awareness about social issues and allow individuals to critically think and reflect on their lives. I believe that when people come together and truly listen to each others' points of view, no matter how different or similar they are, they will develop a better understanding of each other.

  • Jenny Beben

    Jenny Beben

    Commonwealth Campus Program Coordinator

    Jenny Beben

    I joined this work in the "spirit of questing". I set out on a journey toward a bigger goal & have found out things about myself in the process. I am from middle of amishtown PA and I love warm beverages & conversations.

  • Will Wise

    Will Wise

    Senior Facilitation Trainer

    Will Wise

    Lets talk about any taboo subject. You pick. When we talk and I truly listen, I have a better understanding of the world. I love to train facilitators to walk in a room full of strangers and talk about taboo subjects with no agenda. You game?

  • Alyssa Weinstein

    Alyssa Weinstein

    International Dialogue Coordinator

    Alyssa Weinstein

    When I began to learn about Iran apart from media influence, I knew I needed to travel there. As a white woman who is also Jewish, this sparked my interest in inspiring others to see people for who they are and not what they are or from where they come. I achieve that through the scheduling of our international dialogues and establishing contacts around the world for WinC.

  • Carly Cubit

    Carly Cubit

    Facilitator/Dialogue Assistant

    Carly Cubit

    Junior, Kinesiology major. Interested in becoming a doctor. I live the idea of helping people whether it’s with health or dialogue...I also enjoy rowing boats and baking cookies and I hate writing a quick blurb about myself.

  • Amanda Hommer

    Amanda Hommer

    Facilitator

    Amanda Hommer

    I’m kind of a big deal.

  • Khaylon Blackeney

    Khalon Blakeney

    Facilitator

    Khalon Blakeney

    Passionate about meeting new people, elated to learn new things, love to create new memories.

  • Daba Kora

    Daba Kora

    Facilitator

    Daba Kora

    Living, loving, and laughing. Enjoy the opportunity to meet new people, while steering into curbs of life.

  • McKenzi Doolittle

    McKenzi Doolittle

    Facilitator

    McKenzi Doolittle

    I take pride in being real with everyone I come in contact with. I'm all about trust and kindness. I love pugs.

  • Alexa Martin

    Alexa St. Martin

    Facilitator

    Alexa St. Martin

    I am perfectly balanced and attuned to cosmos. Peace is flowing gently throughout my total being. I am safe, protected, and secure. And so are you.

  • Devron Lovick

    Devron Lovick

    Facilitator

    Devron Lovick

    I should really submit my bio.

  • Alex Mobilia

    Alex Mobilia

    Facilitator

    Alex Mobilia

    I love discussing controversial social topics that are difficult to talk about, as well as gaining new perspective on these issues. Not to mention I am pretty awesome:)

  • Brandon Munroe

    Brandon Munroe

    Facilitator

    Brandon Munroe

    Baltimore, MD. I like funnel cake. And I'm a soc major.

  • LaQuan Williams

    LaQuan Williams

    Facilitator

    LaQuan Williams

    My love for facilitation stems from a collective interest in the arts. Music has carried me through most of my triumphs through the ability to creatively express. Tattooing has done the same. I believe that without self-expression, we are prone to self-destruction. P.S. with me, expect the unusual!

  • Julio Rodriguez

    Julio Rodriguez

    Facilitator

    Julio Rodriguez

    On the pursuit of happiness...

  • Shantal Minoso

    Shantal Minoso

    Facilitator

    Shantal Minoso

    Hi I'm Shantal and I'm cool. Home: Westchester, NY. First semester in WinC

  • Lexie Walsh

    Lexie Walsh

    Facilitator

    Lexie Walsh

    Harry Potter fan and lover of dogs. Very appreciative of the many thoughts and ideas.

  • Nicole Walsh

    Nicole Walsh

    Facilitator

    Nicole Walsh

    Wilderness explorer, activist, curious cat and eternal optimist. I'm from Wilmington,DE, and I couldn't be more excited to go on this WinC journey.

  • Luke Lenker

    Luke Lenker

    Facilitator

    Luke Lenker

    Luke, I began work at WinC in 2013 & found it’s satisfying for me & my soul! I hope to be a valuable & unique addition to this truly awe-inspiring organization!

  • Hala Al-Hashmi

    Hala Al-Hashmi

    Facilitator

    Hala Al-Hashmi

    I'm a Saudi Arabian Finance student. I have just started working with WinC & hope to do it for a long time. Food from home is the best! Try it!

  • Carissa Gaither

    Carissa Gaither

    Facilitator

    Carissa Gaither

    Brodcast journalism major, soc and business minor. Lover of thoughts. The next Oprah.

  • Rafaif Hamdan

    Rafaif Hamdan

    Facilitator

    Rafaif Hamdan

    I'm a soc major, I love meeting new people, I enjoy breaking cultural norms. Feed me and I will love you!

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  • Belkis Prutzman

    Belkis Prutzman

    Facilitator

    Belkis Prutzman

    I am 20 years old. I was born in the Dominican Republic. I like to dance, cook, and eat. I married the love of my life May 31 2012.

  • JD McCausland

    JD McCausland

    Facilitator

    JD McCausland

    JD is a first year facilitator. He is currently living the dream.

  • Carl Jean-Louis

    Carl Jean-Louis

    Facilitator

    Carl Jean-Louis

    I'm a Sophomore studying Industrial Engineering. I'm from Haiti and have been working with WinC for a semester now.

  • Nick Sikoutris

    Nick Sikoutris

    Office Intern

    Nick Sikoutris

    I am a Junior studying Public Relations and Minoring in Sociology. I've never broken a bone and in my free time I like to Scuba dive.

  • Stephen Hill

    Stephen Hill

    Facilitator

    Stephen Hill

    Instead of fighting it we should all just go with the flow.

  • Justin Sova

    Justin Sova

    IT Assistant

    Justin Sova

    I live drums. I don’t know what to say, but you lost the game.

  • Peggy Opalka

    Peggy Opalka

    Office Intern

    Peggy Opalka