1st Person

Shared Knowledge, Experiences and Titles: Navigating the Fellowship as a Cohort

During the last few months of senior year, I made sure to internalize and grow comfortable with the fact that my first job out of college would neither be perfect nor easy. Regardless of what might come next, I knew this next chapter would require a transition out of the lifestyle I’d enjoyed for the past 16 years as a student, and I wanted to give myself grace with that thought in mind. READ MORE

Say “Yes!”

Time really flies. I remember being so nervous when I started my role at Jumpstart. My office building looked intimidating­­ – I never worked in a place with so many floors.READ MORE

Why I Value Mentorship

I truly believe every child deserves a consistent, positive role model. Luckily for me, I’ve had many. Being the youngest of three, my sisters are driven and have always guided me by setting a good example.READ MORE

Recess Check Up: Is Play Part of Your Day?

Recess is a time of day that shapes the lives of kids. Do you remember recess when you were growing up? I’m sure you do! You either loved it because you were able to play sports and games, run around and scream, or you disliked it because it was a time where you felt left out, isolated, or bullied.READ MORE

From I Don’t Know to FAO. Why I Chose a Fellowship

As I thought about my “next step” during my senior year at Northwestern University, pursuing a fellowship seemed like a good option. It’s not like I totally understood what a fellowship entailed – but many professors, career advisors, and Northwestern alumni encouraged undergraduates to apply.READ MORE