LAS in Detroit – LEAD Team

It's my third year on campus, and I finally got placed on the LAS in Detroit LEAD Team. My co-lead was Conner so the excitement continued. DAY 1:  PART 1 - Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. 15000 Trojan St., Detroit, MI 48235 As a leader, we led our group members from the LAS freshman class to... Continue Reading →

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Destination: Detroit (2)

I decided to break it into a 3 part piece highlighting my adventures of the past few days: Part 1: This past Tuesday I was able to travel to Highland Park in Detroit, MI to work with the kids at 323 (Highland Park Community Outreach) during their after school ministry program. This was my second... Continue Reading →

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 →

Theory Application Connection

Making connections is a mind-boggling concept. Like when you and a complete stranger realize that you both know the same someone, you have a connection that sets you apart from you and another complete stranger. Another type of connection that is eye-opening is when you make connections form what you are learning in school to... Continue Reading →

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