Summer might be done, but my project barely started!

Summer may be (almost) done, but my senior project’s just starting to take form.

I am satisfied with the amount of work I’ve accomplished during the past three months, including prepping my elevator pitch, reading over 40+ scholarly articles, and continuing to meet various of Pittsburgh’s diverse communities.

It’s been hard work – and it will certainly continue to be during the academic year – but also, rewarding.

The knowledge I’ve acquired during the summer has proved valuable for both my project, and my academic career. Learning about cultural appropriation, the imposition of cultural values, and cultural exchange initiatives/policies has allowed me to acknowledge that there “are no obvious solutions” – only different ways of approaching and doing things.

Prepped with this mindset, I look forward to the start of the Fall semester. Here we go!

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