After two weeks out of town, I was starting to lose all sight of a daily routine. In visiting family we were bouncing between different beds every few nights. In visiting with both friends and family our mealtime routines were all funky. Finally, in mixing personal time with intense work time (round two of working … Continue reading Sept. 19- Back in the swing of things
The last few weeks have truly been a whirlwind of activity and craziness. While there isn't time to explain it all now, let me say I've identified two common themes in my work on the OEIB RAC Summit in Bend and the Healthy Democracy Citizen's Initiative Review Panel in Salem.First, I am recognizing the difficulty in … Continue reading August 26- Identity negotiations and exhaustion
I feel like this summer has already been super busy but the next few weeks are going to be absolutely absurd. I met with Shannon today to start working on more details for the RAC Summit. I feel good about how things will go for the pop-up sessions and I feel like I've gained her … Continue reading August 7- Whirlwinds
In preparation for the RAC Summit in Bend Shannon and Laurel have asked me to coordinate pop-up sessions. This means that in addition to the four planned options for one of the afternoon break-out groups, participants can create their own groups on topics of their choosing. I spent time today reviewing information about the RACs, … Continue reading July 21- RAC Summit Preparation
I did not complete any hours for either internship this week.
This week I got to start getting my feet wet for my work with Healthy Democracy and the Citizens' Initiative Review. To be perfectly honest, I didn't totally understand what this process would even look like and I was grateful to hear Mariah's enthusiasm for the process in the car ride to Portland. To help … Continue reading June 8- Power, deliberation, and democracy
This has been a down week for my NPCC internship but I am excited about the work in progress for it. Yesterday I got to talk with Shannon, the logistics/event planner for the Governor's K-20 education summit that's happening in Bend in August. I was at PSU with Mari and Laurel when Shannon was hired … Continue reading July 1- Growing Connections
It was rewarding to synthesize the results from the UWEC immersion workshop. I think we often don't spend enough time pre-assessing students before we teach nor evaluating our work afterwards to see if we were successful. Assessment at the end gives invaluable insights into how to improve to further enrich the experience. Overall, the participants' … Continue reading June 24- Evaluations
This was the big week! We taught the UWEC immersion workshop this week. I sprained my ankle in Roller Derby the Saturday before so I was a little worried about how it would go teaching on crutches. Laurel and Mari were great though and it really ended up not being an issue. I was very … Continue reading June 20- Teaching
Having turned in the pieces of the UWEC workshop last week I didn't have anything new to work on this week. That said, I did learn that my tuition is covered over the summer thanks to the GTF "summer sandwich." Honestly, this made me feel like Dagwood, looking at the most exciting sandwich ever. I … Continue reading June 10- News!