Daily Defense

The Special Studies program (SSP) here at HGSE has been the perfect fit for me, and now that I’m more than halfway done, I’m better prepared to articulate why this is true. I’m the type of learner that thrives on autonomy, and that is exactly what SSP is all about. Being in SSP means that … More Daily Defense


Graduate school is a world filled with acronyms, but I figure there’s always room for one more. So, this week I’m writing to you in my unofficial capacity as RPCV2HGSE. Wait, you don’t know what that is? Why, it’s a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) who has made the transition to being a student at … More RPCV2HGSE

Personal Growth

Graduate school is a time for personal growth… intellectual growth… professional growth… and yes, facial hair growth! This month, I’m doing my best to get the HGSE campus into the spirit of Movember. Every year, folks around the world grow out their mustaches in an effort to raise awareness—and money—in support of men’s health issues, … More Personal Growth