The Lab TrailBlazers are creative, politically-engaged Georgetown students and alumni that contribute to The Lab’s programs through artistic and intellectual work, skill-sharing, and volunteerism. Through their pacesetting efforts, the Lab TrailBlazers find new approaches to today’s challenges by connecting their diverse interests and areas of study to the intersection of performance and politics.

Lab TrailBlazer Myiah Smith (COL ‘20) performs a song during an arts workshop in Phnom Penh, during The Lab’s SFS Centennial Lab course in Cambodia.

The Lab TrailBlazers’ goals are:

  1. To participate in exciting artistic and creative opportunities both on and off campus as they arise. This may include generative work that comes from students, interdisciplinary opportunities presented to The Lab, or work created and developed by The Lab.
  2. To increase student awareness of The Lab by helping with grassroots promotion of The Lab events and work.
  3. To provide additional support for The Lab’s work through volunteerism and skill-sharing.
  4. To ensure that The Lab reflects, includes, and celebrates Georgetown University students and their work at the intersection of performance and politics.

Participation in the Lab TrailBlazers is open to any Georgetown student or alumni. There is no minimum time commitment required. For more information about the Lab TrailBlazers, or to join, email Alyssa Kardos at

Lab TrailBlazer Aly Panjwani (SFS ’19) performs in I Pledge Allegiance at the inaugural Student Festival at the ITI World Congress in Segovia, Spain.