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Resources for Grad SLAM Participants

Katy Brecht

Katy Brecht is a member of the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) Communication and Leadership team! She brings a wealth of experience in event planning and leadership development from her previous roles on campus. Prior to working at CSI Katy served as Coordinator of Student Activities at Muir College, where she advised 13 Muir College student organizations and coordinated leadership conferences as well as cultural, social and educational programs. Previously, Katy served as College Outreach Coordinator for Non-Resident Students, where she planned initiatives for international and out-of state students, developed assessment plans and assisted with student leadership trainings. Katy is an alumnae of UC San Diego with a degree in Cognitive Science and after graduating from UCSD she earned a master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California.

Additional Resources


  • TED Talks: Approximately 3-minute talks on “ideas worth spreading”
  • PhD Comics Two-Minute Thesis: PhD Comics challenged graduate students to explain their work in two minutes – the best have been turned into videos!
  • 3 Minute Thesis Competition Winners: Winning presentations from a multi-university thesis competition in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and the South Pacific