In July, I moved up here from my college town in Louisiana having only been in New England once— on visit day. I came here determined to learn as much as I could about language and literacy, meet fascinating Professors, and be involved in everything I could be. But, that’s not what happened. I mean … More Looking Ahead: A Thank-You to HGSE and a Poem
We recently had a big snowstorm—I know, surprise! So far, winter hasn’t been too bad this year, but it definitely showed up that day. I actually had a day off from classes, and a day off from my internship (yay for snow days!). Originally, I’m from Dallas, Texas, and while it snows gently on rare … More A Southerner Meets New England Winter
If you’re interested in research, HGSE has an abundance of resources and grants to help you make conducing and presenting research a reality. First, there plenty of ways to present research within the Harvard community, including at the Alumni of Color Conference in the spring and the Student Research Conference. Additionally, there are ways for … More Doing Research and The 2016 NCTE Conference
The past semester has been a challenging one, without a doubt, but it has also been one filled with immense personal growth, laughter, support, and meaningful assignments. If I said being a graduate student was easy, I’d be lying to you. However, at HGSE I’ve found support, resources, and learning that have made this semester’s … More Reflecting on My First Semester on Appian Way
Ah, yes. This time last year I was gathering up all of the bits and pieces of my many graduate school applications. I have serious “fear of missing out,” so I had a hard time deciding what schools I wanted to apply to, terrified I’d miss a great opportunity if I narrowed my list. If … More Graduate School Application Advice: My Journey to Getting Over the Sticker Shock
Graduate School is synonymous with one of those crazy fun (but also terrifying) roller coasters that knocks the wind out of you while you’re on it, but as you get off you immediately crave more—more knowledge, more time with your peers, and more (let’s be honest) free food. We’re at that mid-point time during the semester … More Resources Abound!