This episode features Dr. Dana Mitra of the Penn State Univeristy and Kaden Litzinger, a student at Delta High School in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dana L. Mitra is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Education Policy Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and Kaden Litzinger’s mom. She is the founding editor of the International Journal of Student Voice. Dana has authored over 30 articles on student voice and two books on student voice.
Kaden Litzinger is a ninth grade student at Delta High School in State College, Pennsylvania—a public, democratic school. She has participated in two International Conference on Student Voice in Dublin Ireland and Burlington, Vermont. She is also active in Quaker youth conferences through the Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Welcome to the first episode of the Student Voice Podcast featuring Patrick Twagirayezu, a longtime student voice advocate in Ontario.
Patrick Twagirayezu is a student at the university of Ottawa studying Law and Political Science. He has been an active member of his community for many years. In education, he served as a member of MSAC Cohort 4, student trustee, and as President of the Francophone student trustees of Ontario. He is currently co-founder and president of Capital Youth Initiative, which aims to reduce youth poverty in the city of Ottawa.
Listen to episode 1 featuring Patrick Twagirayezu here: