On My Bookshelf – The Power

This is a little late, but I've been busy - between settling into Kampala and preparing myself for this semester's never-ending flow of assignments, there hasn't been too much time for light reading. But I finished The Power, my female-authored pick for January, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. …

Awkward Anthropology: First Impressions of Kampala

I arrived in Uganda one week ago today, but I've been so busy that it feels like I've been here much longer. Since landing in Kampala last Sunday night, I've been oriented on Ugandan culture and street safety, eaten the delicious local cuisine, and enjoyed great conversation with new friends. My journey to Kampala took …

On My Bookshelf – How Rich Countries Got Rich … and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor

I try not to make resolutions every year, because I always break them, but I do think it's important to set goals. My three biggest goals for this year are to read more books, to support women-led projects, and to wrestle with difficult ideas outside of an academic setting. In 2018, I plan to tackle …

Seven States, Four Days: Saying Goodbye to the East Coast

I leave for Uganda one week from today. It's a little scary, I have to admit - I'm the only student from Georgetown participating in the program, and I'll be spending the next four months away from friends and family in a very new environment. That being said, I am so excited to spend a …

My Goals for 2018

Support women - in art, media, business, and personal relationships Read more - at least an hour a day Give freely Be open to change and new experiences Improve my understanding of complex things (looking at you, economics) Travel - 3 new countries, up from 2 in 2017 and 1 in 2016 Take more photographs …

Looking Back: Pumpkins on the Beach

It's been a crazy semester. That's pretty much my only excuse for not updating this for the past four months. Don't hate me, I struggle. It hasn't been all bad, though. Me and the #squad took a drive down to Assateague Island, about four hours from DC. The island is known for the Pony Swim, …

Home Free

It's been a crazy few days with Hannah in the city. We've toured art galleries, museums, and colleges, eaten all the best food in DC, and made memories that will last forever. Now she's on her way home to Texas, and I'm starting a new job and hustling the last couple of weeks before my …