“Really?! Where is Bhutan? And what do you do there again?” This is the most frequent reaction that I receive this summer when I mention my internship with Mountain Hazelnuts to my friends. I am spending my 2 months in Lingmethang, a small village in Eastern Bhutan, following steps of many other GSBers.
This summer, I was accepted into the Education Pioneers Graduate School Fellowship - Bay Area Cohort. Education Pioneers is a national fellowship program focused on building the pipeline of top leadership and management talent in education for positions outside the classroom.
This summer I am working with real estate developer Related California in a couple of projects. One of them is the redevelopment of an affordable public housing site in Sacramento.
This summer I'm working as an Education Pioneers Graduate Fellow at Teach For America (TFA). My work is to revise two specific parts of our selection process: how we measure critical thinking and how we measure leadership. These two pieces of the process are important because they are good predictors of a teacher's ability to create a transformational environment in the classroom; they are able to teach not only academic content, but also 21st century skills, such as problem solving and how to work collaboratively. "Transformational Change" is one of TFA's core values, and it stands for expanding educational opportunity in ways that are life-changing for children and transforming for our country.
As the title suggests, the theme of my summer is jobs – specifically, transitional job creation for the Bay Area’s neediest adult groups. Through REDF, a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy firm that funds new social enterprises, I am spending my summer at Goodwill of Silicon Valley, where I am tasked with helping launch a new social enterprise.
I am spending this summer interning at Five Acre Farms (FAF), a food startup in New York City. Five Acre Farms is a parent brand, and they work with local farms within 275 miles of the city to produce high-quality products that are sold in mainstream supermarkets.
On building a consulting business within a large arts non-profit organization.
This summer I'm working at EdSurge, an organization that provides ed tech insights for decision-makers. EdSurge helps educators discover the best products for their students; helps developers understand what educators and learners need; and helps investors make sense of the edtech market.
This summer, I am in Nairobi working for Dalberg Global Development Advisors.
This summer I'm working with the operations team at Rocketship Education to open a new elementary school, Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep, in San Jose, California.