Volunteer Work

Leaders Grow Here: ASB 2019

For my third Alternative Break at CMU, I decided to take a leap of faith and apply to be a site leader. I submitted my application, interviewed, and was offered the position last Spring. After accepting my spot, I was both so excited and so nervous to begin. This past fall, all site leaders went… Continue reading Leaders Grow Here: ASB 2019

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Leadership Training

Find What Sparks a Light

Spark Leadership Series has been a part of my college experience since my very first semester at CMU, and I would not have had it any other way. When I first attended this program in the Fall of 2016, I had no idea how much this program would impact me. I have been a part… Continue reading Find What Sparks a Light

Speech Pathology · Volunteer Work

Service Learning at the Laurels

For my Communication Sciences and Disorders major, my cohort members and I were required to take CSD 417SL, Adult Communication Disorders: Service Learning. Through this class, we learned all about the etiologies, symptoms, and treatments for those who have communication disorders. Along with our curriculum, we went to the Laurel's Sensory Group to supplement our… Continue reading Service Learning at the Laurels

Leadership Dev.

There’s No Place Like Home(coming)

LAS students are required to participate in the Leadership Institute's LEAD teams as part of our protocol. These teams help coordinate certain LI events going on throughout the year. Previously, I have been on the Diversity/Inclusion/Service team as well as the Relay for Life team. This year, I decided to apply for a chair position on… Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home(coming)

Leadership Training

Bill Nye the Safari Guide

The end of summer vacation regularly brings with it feelings of nostalgia; the year is halfway through, time to soak in the sun is dwindling, and a whole lot of responsibilities are just over the horizon. But there is something that always gets me through all the summertime sadness... And that something is CMU's own… Continue reading Bill Nye the Safari Guide

Leadership Education

Communication in Leadership {COM 461L}

COM 461L, also known as Communication in Leadership, was one of my final classes I had the privilege of taking with my LAS cohort. The key learning concepts were relatable to our past minor class, LDR 200L (Introduction to Leadership). I was excited for this class specifically because I felt as though my cohort would… Continue reading Communication in Leadership {COM 461L}

Leadership Training

Sparking a Love for Leadership

Last year, I participated in Spark Leadership Series, a leadership development program hosted by the CMU Leadership Institute. In Spark, I learned more about my personal leadership style and how to work with other people's varying styles. I loved growing through the program as a participant, so I made it my goal to become a… Continue reading Sparking a Love for Leadership

Volunteer Work

Food is Life: Rural Poverty ASB

For my Spring Break, I was given the opportunity to travel to Jonesboro, Arkansas with a group of eleven other CMU students on my second Alternative Break. This time around, the social justice issue we focused on was Rural Poverty. My group and I served in two food pantries and one food bank throughout the… Continue reading Food is Life: Rural Poverty ASB