Given the Chance, What Would You do?

Given the Chance, What Would You do?

The most difficult position that you can be in, is one that you feel you don’t belong in. Whether it’s in academia, mainstream media, society, or the institutions that surround you. The identity that you hold and the position that you maintain will continuously be...
Nerves are Good

Nerves are Good

When I first applied to the Karel Fellowship, it was my first step at seeking true discomfort. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, which made me really nervous; but I ultimately knew that I would see it through. My thought process was simple: I like...
Communicating Science to Effect Social Change

Communicating Science to Effect Social Change

“We only have one planet. Unless, Jeff Bezos takes us to Mars, of course. How hard is it for people to understand?” one of my friends teased. Though they were only joking, I became interested in addressing this question in the aftermath of my internship at the...
Advocacy Continues On

Advocacy Continues On

Following the end of my tenure at Human Rights Watch, it’s safe to say I feel all the more invigorated and motivated to advocate for unheard voices demanding justice every day. The way information is canvassed and gathered, is an extremely vital part of how...
A Journey of Growth

A Journey of Growth

It is hard to believe that my time with the Karel Fellowship is over. It is astonishing to look back and realize that I had accomplished several tasks during the eight weeks of the Fellowship. The Roger before starting the program would not have believed that my...