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Final Farewells

It’s hard to believe, but on Monday I finished up my nine-week fellowship with Historic Deerfield, a museum in Massachusetts. The last weeks of the fellowship were particularly intense as the six of us fellows were completing our 25-page research … Continue reading

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Arrival to the Kingdom

I don’t know what’s harder: leaving home for 27 months or making a new country/culture/language your home for over 2 years when you don’t speak an ounce of the language. Either way, here I am in Cambodia: the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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Trekking Along

If there’s one thing I’ve accomplished this summer during my fellowship at Historic Deerfield, it’s a lot of walking! Between trekking up and down the mile-long Main Street of town and going on trips to local museums and historic sites, … Continue reading

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Preparing for Peace Corps

THE WAIT IS OVER! I finally received my medical clearance to go work in Cambodia! To those who have been following my blog posts regularly or semi-regularly for the past 2 years or so, you will already know about my passion … Continue reading

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Around Town

The past three weeks here in Historic Deerfield‘s summer fellowship program have been unbelievably busy, but full of incredible learning opportunities. Every day has been packed full of tours of historic buildings, seminars with museum curators, and talks on the … Continue reading

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Embracing the Unknown

Have you ever waited for something for weeks or months? A letter of acceptance from your first choice college, a call for an interview at a dream job, and so on… I have a job right after graduation: to serve … Continue reading

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Day One

Today, I started my fellowship at Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts at full speed with a series of tours and talks orientating myself and the five other undergraduate fellows to the museum. I’ve never been to Historic Deerfield before or even … Continue reading

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Transitioning to a Post-Grad life

Hey everyone, guess what?!?!?!? I RECEIVED MY MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH!!!!!!! This is definitely a big change for me. As you all know, changes are hard. Even a minor change like taking an alternate route to work can take a toll … Continue reading

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Summer Kick-Off!

Ultimately, I’m so grateful that my time at the Universities at Shady Grove allowed me to learn about new developments in my field of study and connect with my passion – material culture. Since then, school has been so much more interesting and I’ve taken ownership of my education. Continue reading

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Never stop moving forward. Your life depends on it

In 2008, while I was still active serving in the Navy, I decided that if I was ever going to leave the service and work a regular job that I should get a college degree. Now, it’s nearly a decade … Continue reading

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