If you’re wondering about the “punny” title…it’s because I’m the leader of MIXED at HGSE for the 2018-2019 school year! MIXED stands for Multiracial Individuals eXchanging and Encouraging Dialogue. The mission of MIXED this year is to provide a space of belonging for individuals who identify as mixed-race or who grew up in/currently have a … More A MIXEDtape of Experiences
Coming in as a graduate student, I had the impression that student organizations should not be one of my priorities. But I’ve been pleasantly surprised by how much they have enriched my time at Harvard. The only organization I’m formally involved with is HIVE, the Harvard Innovation and Ventures in Education. It has brought together … More Student Organizations at HGSE
I grew up in a predominantly white town, attended predominantly white schools, and attended a predominantly white institution for my undergraduate degree, so I thought I had the whole “attending a PWI” thing down as a student of color. While I was wrong because Harvard is a whole different ballgame. That said, I’ve found and … More Navigating HGSE and Harvard as a Student of Color
One of the reasons I was so excited to join the Technology, Innovation and Education (TIE) cohort at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) was the opportunity to “innovate” – whatever that meant. I arrived on campus from a profession where uniformity and standards are, understandably, of the utmost importance in order to make … More HackED
Sitting around the dining room table, we were trying to figure out how many items to include in our scavenger hunt. We wracked our brains together as the aroma of chicken vegetable stew and steamed rice filled the room. The food soothed our hunger, but couldn’t quite do the same for our heartaches that had … More Raising Our Voices
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
I’m learning that the opportunities to engage with course material in innovative ways are endless at HGSE. I’ve been especially impressed with how possible—and encouraged—it is to tailor-make opportunities for myself. The faculty and staff are intent on cultivating students’ individual passions and supporting them in diverse ways; academically, emotionally, and even financially. I recently … More The opportunities are endless!