On the Ground

三人行必有我师 After meeting the team at Collective Responsibility, I was able to talk to another intern about the upcoming hackathon that Collective Responsibility was hosting with Target. Through this conversation, I felt like I was able to gain a greater appreciation for the work that Collective does to promote urban sustainability. Target approached Collective to create … More On the Ground

On the Road

路遥知马力, 日久见人心 I am starting my research in a few days, and I could not be more excited for this wonderful opportunity that I have received. However, I am also slightly nervous, as this is going to be the first time that I am going to be in a foreign country for so long by … More On the Road

Be Bold

有志者事竟成 As a part of relatively young research company that is about to reach its third anniversary, I will be conducting research that sets foundational insights for people to understand the purpose and vision of Collective Responsibility. As a researcher participant, I have two main responsibilities. I am engaging in and integrating myself into the … More Be Bold

Step by Step

不怕路长, 只怕志短 As I prepare for my research abroad, I have to wonder what implications my research might have on public policy in China. I have studied some policy in school, but it has always been in the context of the United States. China has a different governmental system that I will need to gradually … More Step by Step

Moving Mountains

人心齐, 泰山移 Over the weekend, Amigos de las Américas hosted a training for the Loewenstern fellows to help us make any abstract ideas we had about service and research abroad more concrete. Amigos is a Houston-based nonprofit that envisions “a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.” This training mimicked … More Moving Mountains

Earliest Thoughts

搞通思想 “People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” -Brian Tracy As I prepare for my research and journey, I have been reflecting on what I hope to achieve. Given that I will only be in Shanghai for ten short weeks, I want … More Earliest Thoughts