A New Step to a Different Path

A New Step to a Different Path

My first step into the world of public interest communications was when I was nominated by my school to pursue this Fellowship. And to be honest, I did not know a lot about the field while I was applying. The application process was scary, how would I apply to an...
Trusting the Process

Trusting the Process

As a student, you sometimes don’t know or understand what your professional purpose is yet.  However, when becoming a mother (no matter the age), you’re forced to move at a quicker pace for the sake of your child’s wellbeing. Wanting the best or even better for your...
Learning Patience

Learning Patience

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in your mind.”–David G. Allen. This quote inspired my guiding question for the summer: We all have these ambitions and dreams, so how do we learn this ornate...
Driving Impact in the Long Term

Driving Impact in the Long Term

Social movements can sometimes resemble one of those large abstract expressionist paintings that looks like someone spontaneously dipped their brush in paint and, in a fit of passion, threw it at a canvas. On the surface, once they gain widespread awareness and...
Taking A Chance on Myself

Taking A Chance on Myself

When I first heard about the Karel Fellowship, I was apprehensive about applying because it’s a Public Interest Communications Fellowship and it did not seem to align with my majors in psychology and social work. Luckily, the Fellowship is open to all majors. I was...
From Comfort Into New Experiences

From Comfort Into New Experiences

“Say yes! Who knows where it’ll take you?” is something my mother always likes to tell me. Whether it’s hanging out with friends or applying for internships, that mentality has always stuck with me, which is why I decided to pursue this opportunity with the Frank...