Month: August 2017

Signing Off: Sophie Gordon

As my time as an Active Voice Fellow draws to an end, I’m excited by the work that’s been done. Not only have I put together a toolkit to help advisers start free press programs in their own schools, but...

/ August 23, 2017

Signing Off: Nashwa Bawab

Advice to the new fellows: Work hard, work early, believe in your skillets; Learn everything you can from your Active Voice mentors; Revel in every moment because it will fly by before you know it. Despite what I have learned,...

/ August 23, 2017

Signing Off: Sindhu Ravuri

Throughout my first presentation as an Active Voice Fellow, the unrelenting portrait of a young, female audience member invaded my mind: her eyes blinking in a foreign yet caustic visual Morse code, nose sharply angled up. The taste of pin...

/ August 23, 2017

The Mission: Magnify Their Voices

I remember my final days at East St. Louis Senior High School (circa 2010). As senior class president, there was so much to accomplish in such a short amount of time. But I was no stranger to juggling commitments. Not...

/ August 2, 2017