GBI: London

Hello everyone! My name is Daria Osiian and I am a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. I am a student within the College of Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in statistics, pursuing an additional International Business Certificate. I’m from Orenburg, it’s a city in southwest Russia, near the border…

Interdisciplinary Learnings

Personally, my favorite aspect about the Brackenridge Fellowship is the diverse community it breeds and, consequently, the unique opportunity to learn from those of so many different disciplines. Through only the limited interactions with my cohort over Zoom meetings, I know that this group of 36 fellows will certainly provide so many opportunities to learn….

The Beauty and Strength in Learning From Others

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on in life that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou Whenever I received my report card in elementary and middle school, I always got the comment “inquisitive,” which is just a really nice way of saying I asked too many…

Inter-Disciplinary Learning Opportunities in the Brackenridge Community

A common deficiency in Ideal theory is an author’s failure to view a problem outside the conceptual framework that they have chosen. This problem is especially prevalent in Justice theory because many theorists have attempted to ground their arguments in absolute, transcendental, metaphysical, theological, etc., truth. One of my personal goals in researching and writing…

Bridging Gaps

One of the most compelling aspects of the Brackenridge Fellowship is the diverse community of students that it engages. Though I am very passionate about nursing and love the intimate classes, I often feel like there is an obstacle in my way for meeting different students. Just 3 weeks in, I feel a connection to…

The Endless Opportunities of Working Outside the Box

Just a few weeks into the summer, I can already tell I can learn a great deal from my peers in my cohort and the Brackenridge fellowship as a whole. With my project focusing on manifestations of culture, I am always looking for new, unique ways to view old, established destinations. I recognize that my…

Working With Others

There are a lot of very interesting projects in this fellowship that I am very interested to hear about as the fellowship goes on. After getting to know some of the people and their projects through the introduction posts as well as the breakout room discussions, I can tell that there are going to be…

Predicting Defects in CMV Babies

Hi! My name is Annika Agarwal, and I am currently entering my sophomore year. I am an Anthropology major, and outside of class, I am involved with Global Medical Brigades and Mind Sense, a meditation club on campus. I really think that learning is so much more than what is taught in school (one of…

Michael Burke: A Discourse on Justice Part II

About Me Hi! My name is Michael Burke. I am a rising senior in the Honors College Politics & Philosophy program with minors in Modern Western European History and English Literature. A fun fact about me is that when I was around 11 or 12, I went to a drama camp in Canada. At the…