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A day in the life at the Louisiana Public Health Institute

The variation in my daily tasks is probably my favorite aspect of working as an Evaluation and Research Fellow at the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). From my first days … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

unCommon Construction Blog #7

I wanted to write about something my team did a couple weeks ago. unCommon Construction’s staff is really small – there’s only four of us – and yet it is so … Continue reading

March 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

[Day 1] Dare to Dream: 28th Annual National Service-Learning Conference

  Today, March 22nd, marks the first day of the Dare to Dream, 28th Annual National Service – Learning Conference. It is here that I joined nearly one thousand students, … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Woodlands Conservancy Tree Plantings

Winter is coming to a close in the forest and that means it is tree-planting time! The end of February marked our first tree planting with the Seeds to Saplings … Continue reading

March 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Field Report: YMCA Educational Services (YES!)–Stephanie W.

The 3rd floor of the library was buzzing with the emergency alert siren all morning on Tuesday, February 7th. The first time the alert went off on my cell phone … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brunch & Vision Boards With Bri

Last week, I hosted an event called Brunch & Vision Boards With Bri. At this event, the VISTA crew and I enjoyed a healthy brunch and made vision boards, a … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

unCommon Construction Blog #6

  Hi everyone, Sincerest apologies, my dear readership, for not writing more blogs, but I have found it surprisingly difficult lately to think of something worthwhile to write, and I don’t … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

The most important four letter word in the English Language is not love. It is home. -Chris Rose The feeling of home is more than just the physical security of … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Diversity: a “snooze button”

I recently had a remarkably heated conversation with three brilliant people of color in a debate that defined “diversity” and its role in social justice. One woman commented about the notable diversity within our … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Community Development & Resiliency

Over the past year and half I have led and facilitated volunteer projects with just over 500 volunteers and have removed close to 200 bags of debris through various clean … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 1 Comment


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