Public Speaking

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Nelson Mandela

Education is a tool that anyone at any age can wield and use to transform lives; and in an age where sharing information is simply par for the course of life, learning about the world and the people living within it has never been more accessible. In order to cultivate a desire to learn in a person, their curiosity needs to be fostered and the path to discovering new things needs to be illuminated. Educators must be able to do both, but they can come in the form of professors, teachers, neighbors, classmates, relatives, mentors and even strangers. 

I thoroughly enjoy giving talks and preparing activities to foster learning, discovery and curiosity for all ages. If you are interested in having me give a talk about my research, chemistry (or science in general), community building or diversity, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me. You can also find my previous and scheduled events here!


Brenda Salter McNeil, Amisho Lewis, Darryl Ford, Theresa Gaines; Race and the Church: A Panel Discussion. North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Atlanta, Georgia. April 10, 2016

Theresa Gaines; Willing the Good of Others: All Three. 97th Foothills Presbytery Stated Meeting. Greer, South Carolina. November 10, 2015.

Theresa Gaines; The Other Six Days: Creating Community Wherever You Are. North Avenue Presbyterian Church Young Adult Retreat. St. Simon's Island, Georgia. May 23, 2015.