ESP Biography



TRACIE BENALLY, Smith sophomore studying American Studies




Major: American Studies

College/Employer: Smith

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Tracie Benally and I am sophomore at Smith College. I am an American Studies major and Women's Education Concentrator, and have considered pursuing a certificate in Native American/Indigenous Studies through the 5 College Consortium. I am new to Splash, but have taught courses in Indigenous sovereignty, Indigenous history, and college preparation through other programs. Outside of the classroom, I am the vice-chair for Smith's Indigenous Students and Allies Organization, and work for Teach For American under the Native Alliance Initiative team. In my off-time, I dabble in Native American politics, education, and history.



Past Classes

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Public Speaking 101 in Splash Spring 2015
Are you afraid of speaking in public? If so, you're not alone. Public speaking is one of the most common fears in our society. Taking this class will introduce you to the art of public speaking - one of the most sought after skills in our ever-progressing world. In this class, you will have the opportunity to critique famous speakers, improve your writing, collaborate with others, research, gain confidence, and write one of your own speeches!