Week 5:
More Discoveries


Cornell Fellow in Botanical Conservation

Gullele Botanic Garden | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

March 16, 2019 | Finding the bushbuck last week was a victory, but we found ourselves faced with a new task: we needed to find a female bushbuck. The bushbuck we had recorded was a male; the horns and darker coat coloration made that evident. But now our priority was finding a female. Why was finding a female bushbuck […]

Week 9:
Debate, Debate, Debate, Presidential Candidate, Debate


Ringgenberg Fellow in Legislative Affairs

Iowa State Senate Democratic Research Staff | Des Moines, Iowa

March 14, 2019 | Hello again! This was the first week in the State Senate of full floor debate. Last week came and went and with it, the deadline to pass bills out of committees and subcommittees has come and gone. That week is known as “funnel week” as all the bills must be passed so a funnel is […]

Week 4:
Plot Twist


Cornell Fellow in Botanical Conservation

Gullele Botanic Garden | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

March 10, 2019 | So we found the bushbuck. I have to admit, it feels like I’ve been here for so long without seeing the reason for this research project (the bushbuck) that I was starting to think I’d never see the thing. ‘Ok,’ I told myself. ‘Be prepared for your research to fail and for absolutely zero data […]

Week 7:
Hyde Park, My Home


Massey Fellow in Development & Civic Empowerment

The Obama Foundation | Chicago, Illinois

March 5, 2019 | Being in Chicago has been an extremely rewarding and reflective experience for me. I’m learning to be alone, and devote time to things I love, like cooking and reading, without feeling the pressure of academics. I have free reign over my schedule and am learning to yield my personal time to valuable experiences and productive […]

Week 8:
More Bills, More Events and More Candidates


Ringgenberg Fellow in Legislative Affairs

Iowa State Senate Democratic Research Staff | Des Moines, Iowa

March 4, 2019 | Hello again from the Iowa State Capitol! Another week working for the Senate Democrats Research Staff has brought about both excitement and a trip to learn about issues plaguing Iowans. The week started off with the Industrial Hemp bill I have mentioned before being passed out of subcommittee, on a unanimous vote. I recorded the […]

Week 4:
Reflecting on the Future


Cornell Fellow in Ocean Research

African Campus | Mossel Bay, South Africa

March 3, 2019 | The end of the week marked the end of February and the half-way point of my fellowship. Due to it being a new month, ten of the interns are leaving, and we received two new interns! While I was sad that the old interns were leaving, I’m excited to work with Ingrid and Kayla for […]

Week 3:
Called it!


Cornell Fellow in Botanical Conservation

Gullele Botanic Garden | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

March 1, 2019 | In my last post, I had a feeling that data collection would need to go through some adjustments before it began running smoothly. This has, in fact, turned out to be the case. To study Menelik’s Bushbuck, I am using camera traps (hidden cameras). This week I had 3 of my 5 cameras up, and […]

Week 7:
Bills, Radio, and Presidential Candidates


Ringgenberg Fellow in Legislative Affairs

Iowa State Senate Democratic Research Staff | Des Moines, Iowa

February 24, 2019 | Hello again from, the Iowa State Capitol! Another week of legislating has gone by which has kept me busy and working here at the State Senate Democrats Research Staff. After the deadline to submit bills passed last week, the Senate shifted into having some of the first bills of session being brought up in subcommittees […]

Week 2:
The Fine-Tuning


Cornell Fellow in Botanical Conservation

Gullele Botanic Garden | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

February 24, 2019 | There’s nothing like taking a juniper branch to the face to remind you that you are, in fact, doing fieldwork. While the rough needles and bark definitely give you a sharp wake-up call, there is something rather thrilling about winding your way through dense undergrowth despite the looming dangers of low-lying branches, thorns, and twisting […]

Week 6:
Cruising Along


Massey Fellow in Development & Civic Empowerment

The Obama Foundation | Chicago, Illinois

February 23, 2019 | I spent this week working through a number of larger projects that support not just my team, but others within the Foundation. For example, there is a plethora of information that lives in the briefing documents created by different teams, and I’m currently working to transfer all of that information to our databases. It sounds […]

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