Holmes introduces improv to Harvard grad students

Dr. Raquell Holmes

Dr. Raquell Holmes

Dr. Raquell Holmes, a graduate of The International Class in 2011, recently led a professional development workshop with grad students in the Systems Biology research program at Harvard University. The workshop — which introduced performance and improvisation as a modality for growth — was designed to help students develop their performances as professional research scientists.

I encouraged students to fully commit to pretending and performance — and they did.  They created a development zone in which they could be proud, serious and passionate performers.

A long time friend and colleague, Dr. Holmes has found ever ingenious and creative ways to introduce a performance ontology to the broader science research community. Read more at her website:  www.improvscience.org.

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About Janet Wootten

Janet Wootten is a media and public relations professional, a member of the Institute’s Board of Directors and a leader of its annual community fundraising campaign.
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