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Authentic engagement and undergraduate research

Working side-by-side with residents of Chaguite, Nicaragua and Esfuerzo, Dominican Republic, W&M students are trying to understand how communities can improve health and access

Day 10 of 10: The Power of a Teacher

January 12, 2015: Our Last Lecture “I know one thing I won’t miss—the Vornado. It’s like you’re walking and walking and still not there.” Today

Engage! The StudentImpact Series, Part 1

When I tell classmates or locals about my political action committee, The StudentImpact, they jokingly ask for my age. After all, how many twenty

Day 7 of 10: It’s Everyone’s Problem

Friday, January 9, 2015 Today was jam packed with site visits to the US Senate, Teach For America (TFA) who catered Cosi for us,

Day 6 of 10: A Sustainable, Happy Life

January 8, 2015 We rode in a car today…and it was good. Parking, on the other hand, was terrible. Shuffling into the lobby of

The Miracle of My Kindness

The following is what I wrote for a magazine who heard of my story and requested a small, self-written feature.  I wove my macro-level story

Eco Spotlight: VIMS Assistant Professor David Kaplan

Sustainability often gets a dirty (and incorrect) reputation for being soft and theoretical. Few disprove this theory like David Kaplan, who translated his advanced

What’s to Come in the Spring Timey Wimey

My freshman RA explained to us that Fall Semester winds down while Spring Semester winds up, with time seeming to speed up the closer

Day 4 of 10: Cup of Race with a Shot of Poverty

January 6, 2015 Alas, the snow found me. While the rest of DC was complaining about having to attend work, we got a much