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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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 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

Leadership Education

Just Some Power-Hungry People {HDF110}

As I've gotten older, I still can't quite wrap my head around how the world works. Seeing violent acts of hate on the news isn't even surprising anymore, and no matter how kind-hearted one may seem, people always tend to have some sense of superiority around others. There is always a cause people are fighting… Continue reading Just Some Power-Hungry People {HDF110}

Leadership Dev. · Volunteer Work

My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break

These past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I had to study for finals, say goodbye to all my friends at school, and prepare for a week-long trip to Immokalee, Florida with 10 other CMU students. Now, I'm finally settling into my room at home and finishing up unpacking. But I'd like to focus on that trip… Continue reading My First, and Definitely Not My Last, Alternative Break

Leadership Dev. · My Thoughts, etc.

“College Has Changed You.”

Having grown up in a family with very strong values and a community of people who shared many things in common, coming to college was strange. I wasn't used to being around so many different people. The environment was something to get used to for sure, but I am so happy I experienced that change. In… Continue reading “College Has Changed You.”