Penn State

Consortium forSocial Movements and Education
Research and Practice

Carly R. Pourzand

Carly R. Pourzand

Community Engagement Program Specialist

Professional Bio

Carly is passionate about facilitation and creating learning spaces that reveal asymmetrical power dynamics. For more than five years, she worked as a facilitator and trainer at World in Conversation, a Penn State center for public diplomacy. Carly has been listening and building partnerships in order to advance the collective impact of Philadelphia-based communities ever since.
In Philadelphia, Carly has worked at the intersection of immigration and education to create safer and more welcoming schools for immigrant and undocumented families. Carly recently consulted for Colombia se Escucha, a community-led group approaching Colombia’s peace process through dialogue.
Carly is a graduate of Penn State and earned her master of social work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.