Please join us on Friday, April 9th at 2:30 EDT on Facebook for a live panel discussion with four of New York’s leading young people set on making a big impact on the Scottish community in our city, and in the diaspora at large! The talk will feature Fraser Grier (Scottish Bar Association of New York, Scottish Business Network), Kalyn Paige Diehl (New York Caledonian Club, National Tartan Day New York Committee), Cameron Steer (American Scottish Foundation), and Sydney Park (Miss New York Organization), with moderation by Bob Creighton (NHSCOT, 2020 recipient of the National Tartan Day Award).
Tune in to Facebook Live to participate in a Q&A with the panelists. Questions will be taken via comments.
About the panelists
Fraser is originally from Glasgow, Scotland and moved to the United States in 2015 to pursue a Master’s degree in international law and human rights, having studied law as an undergraduate at the University of Glasgow. Since arriving in New York, he has been involved in a number of Scottish cultural and networking societies in the city, and re-started the Scottish Bar Association of New York. In January 2021, he was nominated to serve as Vice President of the Scottish Business Network’s new U.S.-based nonprofit. He practices immigration law with DiRaimondo & Schroeder LLP, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Kalyn Paige Diehl:
Kalyn is a graduating senior History major at St. Francis College in Brooklyn. For the majority of her undergraduate career, she has volunteered with various Scottish organizations in New York City. Kalyn has served on the Board of Directors for the New York Caledonian Club for the past two years, where she has led the social media and virtual events committees. This year, she is also acting as the events coordinator for New York City Tartan Week. Next fall, she will continue her academic career as a Graduate Student at Fordham University with a focus in Scottish cultural history.
Cameron came to America at the age of 17 to pursue a “Soccer Scholarship” in Buffalo, NY. Having previously represented Scotland at the learning disabilities home nations championships, I was keen to pursue football at a high level. His freshman year, he also picked up the sport of lacrosse and is proud to represent the Scottish National Team in that sport too. He was afforded the opportunity to write for the American Scottish Foundation during his time here and is very thankful for the opportunities America has provided him.
Sydney Park is a second year law student at Fordham Law School. She graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a degree in American Studies. Outside of school, she is a youth soccer coach, Miss America local titleholder, and core volunteer for Candlelighters NYC. She was a recipient of the Scots Charitable Society’s scholarship for 4 years, and is actively connected with the Scottish community in her home state of Massachusetts.
About the moderator, Bob Creighton
Bob is President of the international collaboration, University Innovations Global (www.ui-global.com
). He is proud of his Scottish roots and is active in many roles across the US. He was the 2020 recipient of the National Tartan Day Award, is Chair of NHSCOT’S Council of Advisors, and has recently been appointed President of a new collaboration, Scots in New England. Bob has been the voice of New York’s annual Tartan Day Parade since 2016. He and his wife Hilary live in Redding, Connecticut.
This panel discussion is sponsored in part by