Have you ever had that moment in a project where you see yourself, as if from above, and realize what a mess you’re in? Maybe the room is strewn with shreds of poster board, you’ve been breathing hot glue gun fumes for hours, and you can’t get the pieces of your structure to fit together. … More Ode to “dark nights of the soul”: What I learned in T-550
For Admitted Students who are also Parents As I write this, three other humans that I call family are a few feet away doing what other humans do: eating, talking, and relaxing after a day at school and work. I am a master’s student at HGSE, and I am a parent to two children, a … More A letter to admitted students who are also parents
I arrived at the last minute, nervous and excited at the same time. It was just two days before orientation and I had left my job as a commercial airline pilot only one month before arriving in Cambridge. I had left my former decade-long life in Abu Dhabi and moved back to my home country … More Specialized Studies: An amazing choice!
My name is Josué. As I got to HGSE six months ago, I can say that I was constantly flooded with feelings of both illusion and anxiety. I remember coming here to the International Students’ Open House almost a year ago, and in a small group session, I asked my peers in the room if … More I belong here
As first semester has come to a close, it seems impossible that I am halfway through my master’s degree. I had heard that time would fly, but I did not imagine it would go this quickly. Coming into HGSE, I will admit that I did not know what to expect and felt some impostor syndrome … More Reflections on my first semester
The first time I met my Urban Scholars cohort, I was overjoyed to be in a space with others who also shared my passion and commitment to urban education. My incredibly talented cohort includes the director of a college access program in San Diego, a former creative writing instructor at Rikers Island Correctional Facility, a … More Urban Scholars: A Shared Commitment to Urban Education
The Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC) is home to me. I call it home because after attending and presenting at this conference for the last two consecutive years, it propelled me to apply and join the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) family to further my impact as a Filipinx-American Educator, Poet, and Entrepreneur. WHAT’S … More The 16th Annual Alumni of Color Conference