it’s that time already?

I can’t believe I leave for Tennessee in a week.  Where did December and all of January go?  I’m not complaining, though, because quite frankly I’m going stir crazy.  I’m so excited for ASB 2014.  I can already tell ROOTS is going to be an amazing trip.  I can’t wait to really get to know my team members, but most importantly, come to understand the lives of the Cherokee Indians that occupy the region we’ll be exploring.  I’ve really never studied anything pertaining to Native Americans, except of course how the white man pushed them out of their own territories.  I’m hoping to build unforgettable relationships with these beautiful people while giving back to their community.  Plus, I’ve heard the Smoky Mountains are pretty breath-taking, so that’s also a plus.  I should probably start packing in these next few days…  See you soon, Tennessee!

Missing the Lone Star State

Well, it’s been over a month since being back from Texas, but it feels just like yesterday that we were there.  This trip has drastically changed my perspective of people and life in general.  I hear Spanish and think about the people we came to know along the border.  I hear others talk about immigration in the same way I did before ASB, and it shows me how truly uninformed the public is about what is really going on down south and around the United States.  I’m so glad that I was able to experience this and meet so many amazing people.  I feel connected to this social issue even though I am about one thousand miles away from the wall.  I’m really excited to be working with HSL this April to put on immigration week.  Hopefully we can spread the word about immigration, border corruption, and workers rights to the student body.  It may be cliche or overused, but ASB truly was a life changing experience.  Thank you Amber, executive board, and Maggie for helping make my freshman year an unforgettable one!


I’m so ridiculously excited to go to San Juan with my team!  Only a week and a handful of days to go.  After going to Philly for the Midnight Run with some of my teammates, I can definitely tell that I’m going to enjoy my experience with my peers.  I can’t wait to learn about immigration rights and meet with the locals!