We are excited to share that the researchers from our Intergenerational Change Initiative team are heading to Phoenix, Arizona this coming March 2018 to participate in the Innovations In Participatory Democracy Conference. We will join more than 250 youth, educators, advocates, elected officials, and researchers to explore innovations that will make real impact! We look forward to fine tuning our workshop plan. Check back for more updates as we prepare for the workshop!!
Vice Chair, Student Programming Board Concerts Committee (bringing Post Malone and Dave East to campus in 2 weeks!)
Events Coordinator, American Sign Language Club
Faculty Senate Committee Member - Member of the EOP Advisory Committee
Student Ambassador, Admissions Office
Binghamton Telefund, Paid Student Professional Fundraiser
Resident Assistant (RA’) - Dickinson Community
Participating in the institute this past summer was both a fun and fulfilling experience---I especially enjoyed having the ability to work with fellow young adults whilst delving into larger issues that affected the youth around us. The institute allowed me to see beyond myself and welled up a passion for change inside me. Hearing the stories, watching the faces and understanding the systems that have served as hindrances in the journey of many my age was both heart aching experience and one that I will carry forever; into wherever my field takes me in the future.
My advice to anyone joining the research team is to
take this seriously--you have an amazing opportunity to work for the ICI that is truly like no other. Beyond the personal advantages of having this job, remember the work you do will mean the world when institutions above us take the time to listen. I really can’t stress this enough. I’m disappointed that I can’t participate from 4 hours away, but for those of who you can: make the most of it. Use your voice for those who can’t, and work each day with both appreciation for those around you, and especially for those you'll never see.