Motivating, facilitating, and celebrating the ethic of public service at MIT

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    Reflections before Working in Mississippi

    In the early 1900s, W.E.B. Du Bois proclaimed that, “As the south goes, so goes the nation.” In this statement, he was speaking to both the ugly and the beautiful complexities of American society. On the one hand, he was illuminating the link between regional and national trends of racial tensions, unjust policies, and economic [...]

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    Welcome to Yunnan

    Welcome to Yunnan

    I will be spending the summer working with tea farmers in Yunnan, China. The goal of this project is to export premium loose leaf teas that have never before left Yunnan. Yunnan is undoubtedly the most culturally diverse region in China with over 30 recognized ethnic minority groups and languages. Yunnan is the birthplace of [...]

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    Building a diverse and inclusive community

    Building a diverse and inclusive community

    Can’t believe I’m already done with 1/3 of my internship! This past week has been full of learning and exposure, as well as traveling back and forth between the EnAble India training center and the EMC company building. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, EnAble India’s main goal is to help people with [...]

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    New Beginnings in Bangalore

    New Beginnings in Bangalore

    January 5, 2015 It’s been a week since I first set foot in India, and every day I’m amazed by the diversity in sights, smells, and sounds of this country. Before settling down in Bangalore a few days ago, I traveled around the Northern cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. My favorite part was seeing [...]

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    Ways2Clean (Blog 4) : Looking back and looking forward

    In the 5 weeks of working in Dinajpur, Bangladesh in order to get things done I had to climb up and down the bureaucratic ladder multiple times, had to hash out formal letters for different people in different positions in the city, talk to many people in many ways to accomplish the tasks I did. [...]

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    Pathways to the Tech Industry

    Pathways to the Tech Industry

    Chelsea will spend summer 2014 in San Francisco, where she will be working with an organization called CODE2040 to design educational interventions that support pathways into the tech sector for Black and Latino/a college students. She will also conduct fieldwork to understand how informal learning experiences translate into meaningful career opportunities for software developers. The [...]

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