On March 22, I had the privilege of attending the Clinton Global Initiative University conference at Arizona State University on behalf of Center for Student Opportunity and the I’m First project. It was one of the highlights of my senior year at Harvard. Being around such inspiring and dedicated individuals reignited my passion for education! I definitely needed a reminder of what is possible when you dream big.

Each participant–a current college student–attends the conference with an awesome project that will have a positive impact in their community. Projects varied from online services to neighborhood programs to national initiatives. These people were both creative and ambitious in what they set out to do. Needless to say, I found myself dreaming bigger than I ever have before! Check out the video below to hear some of my thoughts from the conference!

I also captured a bunch of video stories from some of the first-generation college students at CGI U. Watch them here.