During the spring semester of my senior year I was lucky enough to be chosen to work as a Laboratory Aide under the instruction of my favorite professor, Dr. Swanson. My role is to attend pre-lab lecture and help the students understand the experiment that they would be conducting later in lab. Then during lab I spent the majority of my time answering questions about the experiment, helping students stay focused and on track to finish in a timely manner and ensuring the lab would run smoothly by providing the students with the necessary materials like ice for ice baths, glassware and spectra for data analysis. Read more
This year I was fortunate enough to be apart of the Leadership Launch LEAD Team. A LEAD Team is basically a bunch of LAS scholars that join together to help plan, facilitate, or gather information from of for the Leadership Institute. This year I had the opportunity to be apart of the 1st ever Leadership Launch team!
Put on in correlation with Special Olympics Michigan, Leadership Launch is a program that invites high school students and their special needs peers that are enrolled in the program Project Unify in their school (Learn more about Project Unify here: http://www.specialolympics.org/projectunify.aspx.) Together we explored more ways to produce an inclusive environment in each of the high schools in every aspect, not just sports. Read more
This year I was able to attend the Mentor/Mentee Retreat for the second year in a row, however, this time I was the mentor. It was an experience completely different than the one I had a year ago. This time I did not feel like an outsider, but like I was actually a part of this family. Read more
In January, I blogged about my resolutions for the year. I didn’t make one specific goals, like to eat healthier or to work out everyday, but rather, I made a goal to improve upon myself. There were four questions I asked myself for the upcoming year with the responses from January below: Read more
This trip was designed to help those of us who went, learn to lead, facilitate, and help even when we don’t think we can. We experienced all of these things within the two short days that we were there. The first day we met with the students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. Here was get assigned to a classroom where we facilitated a few activities for the students. Next we met with the butta and pilot students (much like a student council or NHS) where we taught them a few different games to play and how to run those. Read more
Just like the typical farm girl (that I kinda am), I only know Detroit for what I have heard about it. I have been in Detroit multiple times, but only for things like Red Wings or Tigers games, so I really didn’t have any time to just stop and look around. The main issues that I know about are the ones that I hear on the news (when I watch to it) or from other people. These include a lot of crime, poor education, a lot of vacant land and a need for new growth in the area. Read more
Many people have heard of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People before, but few actually know what the seven habits actually are or how to use them in their daily lives. Each chapter in this book focuses on one of the seven habits and describes how it can be used in everyday life. The habits are listed as follows: Be Proactive; Begin With the End in Mind; Put First Things First; Think Win-Win; Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood; Synergize; and Sharpen the Saw. Read more