Past Speaking Engagements

2017 Speaking Engagements

  • February 20, 5 PM. Military Officers Association of America Veterans Memorial Building, San Ramon
  • March 2, 12 PM.  Pleasant Hill Rotary Club, Pleasant Hill Community Center, CA
  • March 15, 7 PM. Orinda Books, Orinda, CA
  • March 16, 7PM. Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center. Owl Room at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church. 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA
  • April 20, 5-7PM. Stanley Middle School Expo, Lafayette, CA
  • April 27, 6:30PM. Lafayette Library, Lafayette, CA
  • May 2, 6:45PM. Fireside Room, Rossmoor, CA
  • June 9, Lafayette Rotary Club, Lafayette, CA
  • July 19, Big Fork Rotary Club, Big Fork, MT

2016 Speaking Engagements

  • March 11, 2016 11:00 AM:  Rotary Club of Concord, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Concord, CA
  • March 11, 2016 7:00-8:15 AM:  Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise, Lafayette Park Hotel
  • April 19 6:00-9:00 PM – Showing of documentary, Girl Rising, Budd featured speaker.  Northgate High School, 425 Castle Rock Rd., Walnut Creek
  • September 19, 2016 11:15 am  SIRs, Walnut Creek

2015 Speaking Engagements

  • March 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Acalanes High School, Lafayette (with FBI agent Doug Hunt)
  • March 26th, 6:30 pm: Participating in Stanley Middle School Science Fair (demonstration of solar cookers)
  • May 9th, 11:00 – 11:30 am: SF Deanery, St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, San Francisco
  • May 23rd, 1:00 – 3:00 pm: AAUW, San Jose Branch, San Jose
  • June 1st, 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Danville Rotary Club, Danville
  • June 4th, 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Los Altos Rotary Club, Los Altos
  • June 7th, 11:00 – 11:45 am: United Universalist Church of Berkeley
  • June 16th, 1:00 – 1:30 pm: Mountain View Rotary Club, Mountain View
  • June 18th, 1:00 pm – 1:25 pm: Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto
  • July 9th, 12:00 pm: Kalispell Rotary Club, Kalispell MT
  • July 14th, 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Rotary Club of Evergreen, Evergreen MT
  • July 15th, 12:00 pm: Big Fork Rotary Club, Big Fork MT
  • September 16th, 12:57 – 1:27 pm: Rotary Club of Alameda, Roundhill Country Club, Alamo
  • October 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm:  Woodside Kiwanis Club, Spaghetti Factory, Redwood City, CA

Previous Engagements

2013

  • February 7, 2013: Lafayette United Methodist Church – Open to the Public
  • March 1, 2013: Indian Valley Elementary School
  • March 6, 2013: Corte Madera School
  • March 22, 2013: Futures Explored, Lafayette
  • March 29, 2013: World Affairs Council of Northern California
  • June 17, 2013: Lasallian Youth Assembly

2012

  • 1/6/12: Walnut Creek Methodist Senior Group
  • 1/9/12: SIRS/Mt. Diablo Chapter
  • 2/4/12: Open to Public: Diablo Valley Literary Council
  • 2/8/12: Happy Valley Elementary School, Lafayette, CA.
  • 3/2/12: Indian Valley Elementary School, Walnut Creek
  • 3/4/12: UC Berkeley Afghan Student Association’s Culture Show at the UC Berkeley Pauley Ballroom MLK, Jr. Student Union.  Benefit for the Afghan Family and Education Sponsorship Foundation.
  • 3/7/12: Open to other Rotarians: Orinda Rotary Club
  • 3/16/12: Burton Valley Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 3/18/12: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Acalanes school program
  • 3/26/12: Springhill Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 4/12/12: Stanley Middle School GRO club
  • 4/13/12: Stanley Middle School assembly
  • 6/1/12: Walnut Creek Methodist Senior Group Luncheon at The Vintage Kensington Retirement Community
  • 6/4/12: Corte Madera
  • 10/12/12: SIRS/Branch 26. Francesco’s Restaurant, Oakland
  • 10/30/12: Open to All Rotarians: San Ramon Rotary Club at Crow Canyon Country Club
  • 12/11/12: Mount Diablo Peace Center

2011

  • 1/13/11: Pleasant Hill Rotary Club, Pleasant Hill
  • 1/17/11: Tri Valley Democratic Club, Dublin
  • 2/10/11: California High School, San Ramon
  • 2/24/11: Open to Public: San Ramon Rotary Club @ Crow Canyon Country Club.
  • 3/7/11: Open to Public: Brentwood Rotary Club at the Nines Grill and Bar Restaurant,
  • 3/16/11: Open to Public: Fremont/Warm Springs Rotary Club, Fremont
  • 3/22/11: Open to Public: Moraga Rotary Club @ St Mary’s College Soda Center
  • 3/24/11: Mills High School, Millbrae
  • 5/10/11: Burton Valley Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 5/13/11: Stanley Middle School, Lafayette
  • 5/16/11: Happy Valley Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 5/17/11: Corte Madera School, Portola Valley
  • 5/26/11: Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton
  • 6/1/11: Open to Public: Concord-Diablo Rotary Club, Concord Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • 6/7/11: Open to Public: Danville- Sycamore Valley Rotary Club @  Crow Canyon Country Club.
  • 10/8/11: Open to Public: Americans for Philanthrophy  @ Diablo Country Club
  • 10/22/11: Open to Public: Rebuild Afghan Summit, University of California, Berkeley
  • 10/24/11: Open to Public: Mt. Diablo Home Economists program
  • 10/25/11: Open to Public: Belvedere Tiberon Library
  • 10/31/11: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Student Programs
  • 11/1/11: Open to Public:  Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • 11/1/11: Open to Public:  Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia
  • 11/2/11: Penn Club of New York City
  • 11/3/11: Open to Public: Center for Global Development, St. John’s University, Queens, NY
  • 11/16/11: SIRS/ San Ramon
  • 11/22/11 Corte Madera School, Portola Valley
  • 11/30/11: Open to Public: Acalanes High School, Lafayette

2010

  • 1/6/10:  SIRS/ Moraga
  • 1/14/10:  Millbrae Rotary Club, Millbrae
  • 1/27/10:  World Affairs Council, Marin
  • 2/2/10: Danville Sycamore Rotary Club, Danville
  • 2/16/10:  American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • 2/18/10: Alamo Church, Alamo
  • 3/4/10: Lafayette Rotary Club, Lafayette
  • 3/8/10: “Moraga Movers” @ St. Mary’s College Soda Center, Moraga
  • 3/10/10:  Walnut Creek’s Neighbors and Newcomers, Walnut Creek
  • 3/19/10:  Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, Moraga
  • 4/21/10:  Radio Interview “New America Now”
  • 4/27/10:  Stanley Middle School, Lafayette
  • 4/29/10:  Stanley Middle School, Lafayette
  • 5/3/10:  Springhill Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 5/4/10: Happy Valley Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 5/11/10:  Corte Madera School, Portola Valley
  • 5/12/10: SIRS/ Moraga
  • 5/17/10: Friends of the Library
  • 5/24/10: Burton Valley Elementary School, Lafayette
  • 9/9/10:  SIRS
  • 9/14/10: Kiwanis Club Walnut Creek
  • 10/5/10:  SIRS/ Rossmoor
  • 10/9/10: Corte Madera School, Portola Valley
  • 10/18/10: SIRS,  Walnut Creek
  • 10/21/10: St Mary’s College, Moraga
  • 10/26/10: St John Vianney Catholic Church, Walnut Creek
  • 10/28/10: Lafayette Rotary Club, Lafayette
  • 11/4/10: John F Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill
  • 11/16/10: Beach School, Piedmont
  • 11/18/10: World Affairs Council, Los Altos