Every semester I learn so much, but there is something about this semester that is extra special. Even though it is full of so much to learn and comprehend. I am seeing how everything connects and how this information will help me ,yes, be more knowledgeable but also be a better friend, coworker, ally to minorities etc.
My public administration class teaches me how to be a better leader. We answer questions such as how to motivate others and how to communicate successfully. We learned the ins and out about teamwork which is probably something we should have learned a long time ago when we started working in teams. In this class and my multicultural class I am starting to really delve into issues of health disparities due to racial/ethnic discrimination, inequalities, human rights, cognitive biases etc. I don’t know why I haven’t studied this before, because these issues are so relevant.
My wildcat leadership institute group had to chose a project to help out with and get off the ground. We chose to do work on an ally training project which will be made up of workshops educating students about all types of discrimination, its consequences, obtaining cultural competency and more. Out of all the projects my team could have chosen we chose this one. And It floors me that I just happen to be learning about these concepts in my classes.
Such a stressful week. I’ve cried 3 times so far. I just want it to be over already.
Matt: “people look like a their parents”
Me: ” Yeah I usually look like my parents but today I looked like Michelle Obama for some reason”
- Sameer Gadhia - explaining the theme of Young the Giant’s new album to Rolling Stone (via drgoza)
I love this
The Filipino American Student Org. that I’m in is not doing well because we aren’t getting much participation from our members. It’s sad because I know it used to be really big and this is our 20th anniversary year. It’s supposed to be big. I keep thinking that it will be difficult for the club to keep going because I am not going to be an officer next school year and Colin is moving out of town. I feel guilty for moving on but it will be my last year at college and I really want to pursue other interests while I’m still here.