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
2017 was another year full of learning. I challenged myself more academically, I got a job, I had one of the best summers of my life, and I gained a lot of great friendships. I'm grateful for the experiences 2017 gave me but I am more than ready for the new year. As cheesy as… Continue reading 2018 Goals
It's now week five of my sophomore year at CMU, and in comparison to how I was handling college life just one year ago, things are going great. I am secure in my career plans, I'm getting more involved on campus, and I generally feel more confident on a daily basis. I am staying motivated… Continue reading Growing Pains
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
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.”
In an earlier blog post, I explained how I completed a group project on Simon Sinek's book, Start With Why. The key takeaway from the book is the idea of the Golden Circle as a basis of leadership. If you need a refresher, I recommend you read the post here. If you don't want to read it (don't… Continue reading Why Do I Do What I Do?
Ellen DeGeneres can easily be considered an American Icon, but what for? Is it her hilarious personality, her ability to transform her voice into that of a fish, or her ability to make anyone feel comfortable enough to dance on national television? As wonderful as those aspects are, I believe Ellen has so much depth to… Continue reading The Ellen Blog