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…

Conclusion Post GBI: London

Global Business Institute: London is over now, so it’s time to sum up my international experience and to describe the growth I see in myself personally, academically, and professionally. My primary goal for this program was to become a better critical thinker that leads to better decision making. And decision making includes planning, controlling, organizing,…

Last Week and Bittersweet

Going into the last week of my internship with ARCHI, I am trying to understand where the time went. It feels like just yesterday I was getting introduced to the team and catching up on meetings, and here I am presenting research, and finishing up my time with ARCHI. Working at this unique collaborative, I…

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…

Working at Amgen: Understanding My Skills

This internship has been my first work experience outside of academia. In prior blog posts, I mentioned my nervousness about my internship not having a complete overlap with my major. My nervousness faded quite quickly with the support of my manager, team and fellow interns. I was made aware from the very beginning of the…

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…