Micaela Connery, Founder of Unified Theater and MPP Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School, founded Unified Theater at the age of 15 inspired by her cousin Kelsey. Micaela has been recognized for her work as a Bluhm Helfand Social Innovation Fellow, a 2010 DoSomething Award Winner, a Gloria T. A. Barron Young Hero, a CNN Breakthrough Woman, a Coca Cola Scholar, and a West Hartford Connecticut Citizen of the Arts.
Outside her work as the CEO of Unified Theater, Micaela serves as a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum. She's spoken at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and keynoted the National Conference on Inclusion (KIT), the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, and Chicago Ideas Week.
Putting the Spotlight on Ability
What were you doing when you were 15? Micaela Connery was launching the first Unified Theater production at her school, and what began as a small social project in her parent's living room has grown to impact 4,000 students from coast to coast. Hear how she made that magic happen, and what inspired her to start it all.
*Other videos available of Micaela speaking throughout the News, Media & Experience tabs of this profile.
How to Recruit and Keep Volunteers
Having great volunteers makes running an organization much easier. But how do you get people to give you their time for free? And how do you keep them motivated? Micaela Connery, who founded Unified Theater, knows all about getting people to volunteer. She shared some of her tips with Do Something U.
How to Speak in Public and Not Turn Red
Micaela Connery, founder of Unified Theater, tells Do Something U all about speaking in public without the awkwardness.
Unified Theater 30 Second Public Service Announcement
Unified Theater & Starbucks: Empowering Student Leaders Together
Unified Theater Rocks! Micaela Connery & Laura McLelland join Autism Live to talk about their mission to provide inclusion based theater experiences to middle school & high school students around the country. This unique program is available to schools throughout the U.S., to teach true inclusion, tolerance, ...