“I’m very excited about the novel (fiction) called ‘Wacko’s City of Fun Carnival.’ It is loosely based on my own experience of running away from home at 15 and a half and joining a traveling carnival. As my mother always told me, ‘How could somebody be born on Halloween, in a cab, in San Francisco and not have an interesting life?’ And, she was absolutely correct.”
Humans of the U
“In 2017, I saw an announcement in the pre-med newsletter that the Prison Education Project was starting and they needed volunteers. My mom is a school teacher, so education is pretty important in my family, and I thought it’d be a good thing to get involved in.”
“I did my first internship with the Ibarra Strategy Group in Washington, D.C. They are also part of the Latino Leaders Network, and as a person of color who grew up in a large immigrant community with low socioeconomic status, the work was very personal and meaningful. I was able to honor and advocate for people who look and sound just like me. It was an amazing, humbling experience.”
“When I got to the U, I volunteered with an organization helping underserved communities find resources. Lots of parents wanted to sign their kids up for camps, but couldn’t get them to the location or couldn’t afford it. I thought Science in the Parks would be awesome here.”
“I’m really excited to meet new students. I go out of my way to memorize all the students’ names. By the end of every semester, I think to myself, ‘I wonder if my next group of students is going to be as great as this group of students.’ I’m going to miss these students, and I’m not sure how to detach so that I can leave space to attach to the next set.”
I have been a coffee drinker for a long time. From age 14 (if not earlier), I’d drink espresso with my family when we visited cafes, and a lot of my ideas about coffee started there. Even though the coffee I was drinking was very different from the coffee I try to make now, the experience was similar. It was special, it was new. You always ended up tasting things you didn’t expect to taste.
If you missed these campus all-stars we highlighted in May and June, you’ll want to take a minute and get to know them.
Although challenging at times, returning to school at the U feels like coming home.
A retirement open house for Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer Myron Willson will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Child Hall (7th floor) 7180.
“Reggae is really an amazing form of gospel music and I love its uplifting message about humanity, how people can come together.”