Attorney and Nationally Recognized Poet and Spoken Word Artist. His work has been featured on HBO, All Def Poetry, TEDx, and Upworty
Before transitioning to a career in law, Geoff Trenchard was a nationally recognized poet and spoken word artist. His work has been featured on HBO, All Def Poetry, TEDx, and Upworty. He collaborated with illustrator Ryan Larson to create Joker Year One, an illustrated backstory of Heath Ledger’s character in The Dark Knight. He has…
Before transitioning to a career in law, Geoff Trenchard was a nationally recognized poet and spoken word artist. His work has been featured on HBO, All Def Poetry, TEDx, and Upworty. He collaborated with illustrator Ryan Larson to create Joker Year One, an illustrated backstory of Heath Ledger’s character in The Dark Knight. He has received commissions for theatrical work from the National Performance Network, Dance Theater Workshop, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the City of Oakland.
Geoff is also a veteran creative writing instructor. He has facilitated workshops with Youth Speaks, Urban Word NYC, Administration for Children’s Services facility at Bellevue, Bailey House, Rikers Island, San Quentin State Prison, and in high-needs schools all over the United States. He has led professional development programs for NYU’s “Preemptive Education” program and Berklee College of Music. He has edited nationally published language arts curriculum with Penmanship Books.
Geoff holds a Bachelor of Arts from the New School, graduating with honors and a double major in Creative Writing and Psychology. He completed two theses- an examination of the pathologies of Male on Male Sexual Assaults in prisons and a discussion of developmental psychology as it applies to sex abuse in the Catholic Church. He was awarded a fellowship with the Riggio Writing and Democracy Program.
Geoff received a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra in 2014. He focused his legal scholarship on the intersection of family, criminal, and immigration law. He was awarded the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship, the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship, and is a recipient of awards from both the Equal Justice Works and the Public Justice Foundation. He’s written research papers on Parental Alienation Syndrome in domestic violence cases, a nationwide survey of youth offender laws, the effects of overburdened child welfare workers, and sentencing standards for young people convicted of sexual assault after Graham v. Florida.
He was awarded a Postgraduate Fellowship to serve indigent LGBT asylum seekers with Immigration Equality and help train students in the Hofstra Asylum Clinic. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 2015.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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