Stories by Our Fellows

One Step at a Time

I spent three years dreaming of this Fellowship, and I can’t believe it’s over. The past two months felt like forever, but, at the same time, it went by so fast. How is that possible? I learned so much, but not in the way I expected. I’ve been used to being...

Bridging Bias

I struggle to relate to wealthy people. I blame my bias to growing up in a working class family where my parents had to choose between putting food on the table and paying rent. I am from a small town and daily life is comfortable and predictable. I know everyone in...

Unlocking The Value of Networking

Nervous. Anxious. Doubtful. Fearful. These are just some of the feelings I felt when I started interning at the Communications Network. I was afraid I would fail at my tasks because I had no background in communications. But those negative feelings quickly vanished. I...

The Beauty of Representation

“The action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone or the state of being represented.” That’s one of the Webster’s definitions of the word representation. To me, the word can have different meanings depending on the context. It can mean that someone has your back,...

The Adventure Continues

In life we go through countless moments of renewal. This Fellowship was one of those moments, multiplied 56 times, one for each day I got to learn and grow. However, I didn’t have much time to sit and ponder on the lessons I’d learned. The week after the Fellowship...

A Summer of Questions

This summer has been full of questions—starting from the very first one, “What is public interest communications?” Given my total unfamiliarity with the field, when I was asked in my interview why I wanted to do this internship, I admittedly panicked. Even though I...