Educational opportunities program - Social Justice in Policy making, Washington, d.c. - April 2017
I learned about what gentrification looks like in action, and what it looks like to organize and resist the government when it’s systematically doing a disservice to its citizens. My group was shown gentrification in action with a tour of a neighborhood, prominently featuring new luxury condos where neighborhoods of lower income families had been before. This made me think about how people with power in skewed society, and the kinds of injustices that can be systematically implemented and maintained.
Resident assistant (RA) - residential education, Oregon state university, university housing & dining Services(UHDS) -
As an new hire RA in the spring term, I balanced a full time course load and first job as a professional development intern with attending weekly meetings one on with my supervisor, hall staff meetings, and Spring New Hire training to get up to speed on how to follow and enforce UHDS policy. I engaged 37 residents in conversations with a social justice focus, providing support, and creating awareness of university resources. In addition, I helped to enact community development within the residence hall and the Oregon State communities by working in collaboration with fellow RA's to advertise and put on Denim Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Breakfast at Midnight, and Dixon After Dark.