A group of nine people is posing together at the SXSW EDU 2022 event. They are standing and sitting in front of a large, decorative backdrop that reads "SXSW EDU 2022" with a green and white wavy pattern. Each person is wearing a lanyard with an event badge.

Live, from Austin: Hairpin + Map at SXSW EDU

As part of SXSW EDU’s 2022 conference, our longtime partners at Map Academy were selected to record a live episode of their Hairpin-produced podcast, Education Disruption. In a conversation facilitated by Nick Tetrault (Hairpin Art Director), Map alumni Reggie and Aja shared their previous school experiences, how they found their way to Map and what makes it different, and their plans for life after high school. The session also featured Co-Founder and Co-Director Rachel Babcock.

Many thanks to Reggie and Aja for sharing their stories on the SXSW stage and with the Education Disruption listeners, and to SXSW EDU for giving us this platform!