Guest Bios

Meet the extraordinary people who are guests on “It’s About Language.” Get to know them, see what resources they’re sharing, and connect with them as you continue to find your voice and enter the conversation.


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Introducing Jen Carson (Episode 39)

My guest on It’s About Language, Jen Carson, inspires all of us with her life story, as well as with her language skills, advocacy, and compassion.

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Introducing Susan K Younger (Episode 37)

Learn more about Susan K Younger, my guest for Episode 37 of It’s About Language, whose B.A.N.K. coaching work is part of a lifetime commitment to connecting and healing individuals and communities.

Introducing Cristina DiGiacomo (Episode 32)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 33 of It’s About Language is Cristina DiGiacomo, whose life changed and blossomed when she met philosophers – and now introduces them to us.

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Ashwini Prasad, Guest of Episode 31 and host of The Inclusive Storyteller

Introducing Ashwini Prasad (Episode 31)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 31 of It’s About Language is Ashwini Prasad, “The Inclusive Screenwriter,” who has dedicated herself to uncovering bias and making untold stories heard.

Introducing Robert Pizzini (Episode 30)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 30 of It’s About Language is Bob PIzzini, decorated Navy Special Ops veteran and man dedicated to sharing the language of leadership.

Introducing Arthur Padilla (Episode 28)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 28 of It’s About Language is Arthur Padilla, whose life and work honor, empower, and include those of all cultures and voices, broadly and powerfully defined.

Introducing Krista Chambless (Episode 25)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 25 of It’s About Language is Dr. Krista Chambless, transformational (and fun) language educator, engaging students and training up powerful teachers for a global future.

Introducing Joy Peyton (Episode 24)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 24 of It’s About Language is Joy Peyton, President of the Coalition of Community-Based Heritage Language Schools and tireless advocate for honoring all languages and cultures.

Introducing Ricky Adamson (Episode 23)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 23 of It’s About Language is Ricky Adamson, world language educator, supervisor, trainer, publisher, and a man who knows the power of inclusion to change lives.

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Toni Theisen

Introducing Toni Theisen (Episode 22)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 22 of It’s About Language is Toni Theisen, award-winning world language educational leader and advocate for inclusionary programs, courses, and mind-sets.

Introducing Maria del Pilar Garcia (Episode 20)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 20 of It’s About Language is Maria del Pilar Garcia: author, educator, philanthropist, and inspiration to young people in the US and her native Colombia and beyond.

Introducing Lisa Fore (Episode 18)

This week’s guest, Lisa Fore, brings her personal sense of urgency to engage all people in a journey from a narrow to a broad, inclusive, and celebratory view of languages, cultures, and individual value.

Introducing Ines Lormand (Episode 17)

This week’s guest, Ines Lormand, makes a passionate and personal plea for early bi- and multi-lingualism based on her life experiences, work, advanced studies, and

Introducing Edgar Serrano (Episode 16)

This week’s guest, Edgar Serrano, brings his personal history and experience in business and education to a conversation on changing perspectives about peoples, cultures, and ourselves.

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