Networking: The Thing to Do

I am spending my last semester away from Emory, my home university, to take on the nation’s capital. I have been here in D.C. for about six weeks now and I can already say that I have learned so much. Being here has not been exactly what I had anticipated or expected,...

Hotcake House Blues

It was almost midnight, and I was starving. The weather seemed to encourage my appetite; I sat next to the window of Portland’s Hotcake House, which unsurprisingly offered a view of rain and darkness. The morose weather outside created such a stark contrast with the...

My First-Gen Experience At Brown

I think one of my greatest strengths is my confidence. I never doubt my abilities to succeed in any context or standards I set for myself, and rarely do I allow external forces to negatively influence my indomitable spirit. However, I think that this was also a...

Why College Makes Me Happy

Well, for one, I recently got back from a two-day retreat with the IDEAS (Improving Dream Equality Access and Success) Club at the Claremont Colleges, the undocumented student and ally, advocacy and support group for immigrant struggles. I realize that I am extremely...
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