CEO Robin Sparkman '87, StoryCorps, Speaks at Choate

On Wednesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 20, Choate Rosemary Hall hosted more than 100 advancement professionals at the Eight Schools Alumni Relations and Development Conference. The keynote speaker for the event was Robin Sparkman '87, CEO, StoryCorps. Sparkman, a Columbia University School of Journalism graduate, was featured in the Fall 2016 Bulletin. She spoke to audience members on the elements of effective storytelling and shared some of StoryCorps' more notable podcasts. At the center of each StoryCorps episode is an interview, a candid, unscripted conversation between two people that delves into the human experience. To date, StoryCorps has recorded more than 400,000 conversations across the United States. Thursday morning's events included breakout sessions and roundtable discussions, followed by a luncheon and closing address by Alex Curtis, Eight Schools Association President and Head of School at Choate Rosemary Hall.