A “Deeply Unsettling” Semester

Urubamba Valley at 5am

The title of this post comes from a quote from one of our professors. We were sitting around on a ranch in the middle of nowhere in Argentina and discussing reverse culture shock, what it would be like to go back to the US and explain our time abroad to friends and family who would expect … Continue reading

Dead Ends and Dark Alleys: Lessons from a Bank Robber, a Playwright, and a Conglomerate Boss


“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.” -Lawrence K. Fish I spend way too much time thinking about study abroad these days…Next year, I know I want to be outside of the … Continue reading

How Learning Freestyling Helped Me Rock My Marketing Talk

Yesterday, while in a tacky souvenir shop in New York City, my friend pointed out a quote on a magnet and said, “this is so you.” It was: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” -Neale Donald Walsch I’d like to share with you a story of my personal growth and exploration of … Continue reading

Robot Ants and Bollywood Dance

[tweetmeme] So I’m done with my first semester of college, and I figured it was about time to dish. Here goes! ON CLASSES: This semester I was taking my first year seminar Evolution and the Intellectual Revolution, Intro Economics, Intro Computer Science, and Chinese. I like the balance of my coursework; it’s a fair balance … Continue reading