CMU => KIT

In less than a month, I'll be getting on a plane to fly off to Karlsruhe, Germany, where I will study at the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie until next July.  So yeah, I'm sorta freaking out a bit.  Of course, I am experiencing an increase of excitement and anticipation as each day ticks away. A year …

Immigration

Over Winter break, I went with CMU Alternative Breaks Program to Atlanta, Georgia. While there, I volunteered with a group called New American Pathways. This is an organization that directly serves newly settled refugees in the greater Atlanta area. Over the three days that we spent with them, we got to learn about the global …

RA Year 3

I can say with a high degree of certainty that in the future, I will never be able to dissociate my memories of college from my memories of being an RA in Kulhavi Hall.  I have lived and served as the third floor's RA for the past six semesters. In RA measurements, that's roughly ninety …

Gettin’ Specific

It’s the end of an era! Six semesters later, and I am saying goodbye to Spark leadership officially. This program has evolved so much over my time at CMU, and I am excited to see what it will become in the future. A main goal of mine this year was to focus on how we …

Building Community

Central’s campus is packed with 22 residence halls, each with its own self-governing Hall Council. Advised by the Residence Hall directors, these organizations are composed of students that live in the building. Hall Councils work primarily toward enriching the community of the buildings they live in, but also meet to communicate campus events and share …

#SAEHatesMe

This past year has been a big one for me and SAE.  After being initiated into Michigan Delta Omega's chapter of ΣΑΕ last fall, I have been elected to the role of Member Educator. Within this role, I am responsible for understanding curriculum set by our National Educators and organizing different workshops and meetings that ensure …

Agua Es Vida

It's hot: 107 degrees Fahrenheit. Yesterday I was walking to class in a winter coat, mind you. I've been swinging this pick-axe into the ground for the past 3 hours.  It had been about an hour since it was pointed out to me that I was standing over a scorpion, but I was still on the …

Spark Expanded

  For the past three semesters, I have been blessed to coordinate the Spark Leadership Series at CMU. Over the summer, Natalie, another one of the coordinators, and I collaborated with the LI Staff to revisit the the Alpha Leadership program's curriculum and projected learning outcomes in hopes to create a more challenging and intensive but still baseline …