Stories by Our Fellows

Moving Forward

My first few days as a Fellow were all about getting acquainted with a new work space and acquiring a basic set of skills that are required in the average communications department.  However, very little of my time as an intern at Trust For America’s Health (TFAH) was...

Don’t Search for Consensus Mold It

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”- Martin Luther King Jr. This summer I had the pleasure of interning with Living Cities, an organization that strives to mold consensus in an attempt to change the current American order. It...

Sparking Change: A Guide to Impactful Writing

In my African culture, it’s normal to spank your child when they misbehave. So the fact that my mother never spanked me is pretty significant. My mom knew that she didn’t have to. She would give me this look and say something cliche like, “I’m disappointed in you,”...

My Public Speaking Challenge

When I first learned I was going to be a Karel Fellow my mother and I were really excited because of all we have done to get me where I am today. My mother and I moved from the Dominican Republic when I was 7 years old in search of better education and a better life....

Communication brought us together … our stories did the rest

Whether it was bonding with the other Fellows or teaching the Director of Communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation how to give a proper thanksgiving “clap back,” this summer, in many more ways than one, was life changing. I had the opportunity to intern...