EP#36: Stephanie Berk

Welcome to the September 2021 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication, talks to people who are advancing the US Chess mission statement to “Empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess.”

Our guest today is Stephanie Berk, the Chairperson of the Accessibility and Special Circumstances Committee- a volunteer position in US Chess. She is a mom of 4 boys ages ranging from ages 12- 20 years old, as well as a Cognitive Neuroscientist by training with a focus on Language Acquisition, Literacy, and Primary Auditory Cortex.  Her second-born "found" chess at the age of 9 in St. Louis, and now the whole family is involved with chess in various ways...  including their dog, "Rook."   Although Stephanie does not play chess herself, she feels strongly that it should be accessible to all who want to play, learn, or teach. Stephanie and her family now live on a small farm in Maryland.

Links mentioned in the show:

US Chess Accessibility Guidelines

August 2019 One Move at a Time with Martha Underwood

Stephanie Berk


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