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Day 8 of 10: Sweatpants Saturday

January 10, 2015 As the title implies, we didn’t have to dress business casual-formal today. The simple freedom of knowing our pristine business clothes

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

Day 5 of 10: A New Pledge of Quality

January 7, 2015 The site visit of today was Langley High School. If you’re unfamiliar with the DMV area, like myself, Langley is one

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

Day 3 of 10: Cold Sweat and Yu-Ying

January 5, 2015 As far as the metro, uphill hike, commute to Yu-Ying is concerned, one word–exhausting. Among the scattered silver linings was that the

Past Failure Drives Future Excellence

Imagine you are a gatekeeper of opportunity, whether that be a manager of some kind, an administrator who decides which applicants attend your program