Uprooting the Roots of Oppression: 5 Tips for Becoming An Ally

[inspired by HDF 110: Roots of Oppression with Cheryl Geisthardt]   In this course we discussed many topics including Racism, Contemporary Issues: Hate in America, Wealth, Race, and Health, Poverty/Environmental Injustice, Poverty and Distribution of Wealth, Education in the U.S., Gender Socialization, Sexual Orientation, Gender Oppression, Oppression and the LGBTQ Community, Religion, Disabilities, Denial/Resistance, and... Continue Reading →


Moments of Leadership

[inspired by course COM 461 L Communication in Leadership // prof. Elizabeth Carlson] Communication and leadership. How are they connected? When do you use them? How do you use them? These are just a few questions that were bounced around during the introductory days of this course. Now we are in the depths of the nitty... Continue Reading →

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Okay, so we we aren't monkeys exactly. Yes, some days we're goofy enough together that it may be easily mistaken, but I wouldn't trade that for the world. Emily (my mentee in LAS) and I were able to connect and build a solid foundation for our friendship/mentorship during her first semester at CMU. Gradually I did as... Continue Reading →

New York City

Spring Break 2016. I took the leap of faith and went on a mission trip with His House Christian Fellowship of CMU and traveled to New York City to work alongside The New York City Relief Bus. The remainder of this reflection is broken into 3 parts. Part 1 consists of general knowledge to know about the... Continue Reading →

Lunch Buddies

College has many neat aspects, one of which is that you get to choose your schedule. A lot of students choose not to have Friday classes. I willingly fell into the trap of craving a three-day weekend, but I also decided to go to school on Fridays, just in a different capacity than "lecture hall." Each Friday I (along... Continue Reading →

Inside Look: SpotLight LEAD Team

LEAD Teams are a neat thing actually. They are a way for people to gather together and excel one another as leaders within the Leadership Institute (LI) and all around the campus of Central Michigan University. All the LEAD Teams within the LI never reach stagnant status, but are rather constantly being changed, renovated, and occasionally... Continue Reading →

Fun Fashion Frenzy

So my major here at Central Michigan University is Fashion Merchandising & Design. The Registered Student Organization (RSO) that is specifically for Fashion majors/minors is the Fashion Association of Merchandising & Design (FAMD), and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a part of it!   FAMD is an organization has given... Continue Reading →

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