Week 9:
A Very Busy Week


Whitaker Fellow in Language & Foreign Policy

Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State | Arlington, Virginia

November 20, 2016 | Program Review On Monday TCT – the Technologies and Continuing Education division of the School of Language Studies, which Distance Language Learning falls under – conducted its yearly program review. The entire division has been preparing for this presentation for over a month, and so interns were allowed to attend. Our division chief defended the […]

Week 3 – What I Do


Black International Fellow in Education

Katoomba North Public School | Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

November 19, 2016 | This has been another phenomenal week in New South Wales. My school schedule finally has a bit of normality, I’m really getting to know people, and I had a weekend full of adventures in Faulconbridge and Sydney. Although each week is really great, I do have to admit I was having some doubts at school […]

Week 2:
Feels Like Month 2


Black International Fellow in Education

Katoomba North Public School | Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

November 15, 2016 | I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I set off on my adventure! I have been so lucky to fit right into the mix and have the school staff and my host mom agree. Some of the students feel the same way, but some still see me a bit as a shiny new […]

Week 8:
Post-Elections


Whitaker Fellow in Language & Foreign Policy

Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State | Arlington, Virginia

November 14, 2016 | This last week was the much-anticipated 2016 Presidential Elections. The results of the elections hit DC hard; especially the State Department. However, I also had a fairly busy and even fun week outside of the stress of the elections. Daily Press Briefing Monday afternoon, 20 interns were invited to attend the Department of State Daily […]

Week 7:
Pre-Elections


Whitaker Fellow in Language & Foreign Policy

Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State | Arlington, Virginia

November 7, 2016 | This past week was not a very busy one, though I did attended a couple interesting meetings at work. Life at home was also very quiet. I got my absentee ballot on Monday and returned it quickly; several of my other housemates, however, have not yet received theirs. The elections are only a couple days […]

Week 1:
I Made It! And My Bag Finally Did, Too


Black International Fellow in Education

Katoomba North Public School | Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

November 6, 2016 | It is possible that I have had more adventure in the last week than in the rest of my entire life! Today is Sunday, November 6th, which means exactly a week ago today my dad was driving me up to the Minneapolis airport to begin my adventure to student teach in Australia. A lot has […]

Week 6:
Back in School


Whitaker Fellow in Language & Foreign Policy

Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State | Arlington, Virginia

October 31, 2016 | This week was the second of two weeks of introductory courses that the FSI held for new A-100 FSO’s who will be starting their language training next week before heading out to post. I was lucky enough to be invited to sit in on some of these classes, which were specific to Mexico rather than […]

Week 8:
The Week of Action


Global Zero Fellow in International Policy

Global Zero | Washington, D.C.

October 28, 2016 | In The Office…For the Last Week Week of Action This final week was our No Red Button finale – the Week of Action! This week, GZ events all over the country are happening in front of Trump campaign offices and Trump Towers. One of my jobs was sending a big group of potential partners an […]

Week 4:
Settling In


Whitaker Fellow in Language & Foreign Policy

Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State | Arlington, Virginia

October 24, 2016 | October 17th, 2016 I’d like to start this entry by saying that it is probably the most difficult one I’ve had to write. This is because I actually had a very quiet week. Rosslyn Campus The two biweekly Distance Language Learning mentor meetings that I usually sit in on were cancelled this week due to […]

Week 7:
Before the Week of Action


Global Zero Fellow in International Policy

Global Zero | Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2016 | This week in the office Blogs I wrote a few blogs for policy this week that went live. One was for the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, I mentioned last week. The second one was 501c4 fact-checking article for the purpose of debunking an incorrect statement Trump made about the Russian nuclear arsenal. We […]

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