End of the Summer Reflections

When reflecting on my experience with the Brackenridge Fellowship this summer, I am truly grateful that I had this opportunity to conduct independent research. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it furthered my passion and interest in developmental psychology and pediatrics. While I was able to make excellent progress in my project, I did learn that…

My Brackenridge: Citizenship, Propagandist Theatre, and Queer Representation

This summer, I attempted to find correlations between the productions and popularity of LGBTQ+ centric theatre and homonationalist rhetoric in the American political sphere. This project was primarily secondary research, meaning I worked predominantly with existing works of scholarship and extrapolated from there. At the beginning of the summer, I was concerned that this project…

What Brackenridge Has Done for Me

It was only a little over a week before the deadline when I finally decided to apply for the Brackenridge Fellowship. I remember frantically contacting Dr. Say and asking where I needed to start; thankfully, my mentor was incredibly trusting and supportive, despite my last minute decision. Needless to say, my expectations for Brackenridge were…

Wrapping Up

This fellowship has been enlightening. Even though I had done open-source research before, this summer was my first experience doing the more tedious aspects of large data collection and establishing a database to understand that data. This experience has changed my outlook on open-source research—both for better and worse. Open-source data collection is somewhat low-hanging…

Changing Perspective on Research

Over the course of the summer, my view on the process of conducting research changed. In the beginning I had a relatively clear idea of what would be involved and the direction that I would take. However, once I began my research, I found that most of my preconceptions were not correct. As I learned…

Reflecting On My Creative Arts Fellowship

In the time that I have spent in the Creative Arts Fellowship, I have been able to explore my own artistic abilities through a topic closely tied to my career path. After researching the history of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in nursing, I look forward to implementing my new perspective on my own future career as…

My Creative Arts Fellowship Experience

Over the course of this fellowship, I have developed a lot of skills that have helped me in the process of creating this film. One of the most important skills revolved around organization. With a documentary film, there are a lot of moving parts that need to come together in order to create the final…

A Reflection on My Brackenridge Experience

Just like that, Brackenridge is quickly coming to an end! It’s hard to believe that my time as a Brackenridge fellow will be over so soon, but I couldn’t be happier with everything I have learned and accomplished this summer. Coming into this fellowship, I had prior research experience working as a research assistant on…

Pursuit with Purpose

With application to the Brackenridge Fellowship, students are prompted to submit a proposal of their project. We craft letters detailing the background, methodology, and driving force of our project as succinctly as possible. True to form, we envision the ideal progression of our research where recruitment always goes swiftly and data analysis always ends in…