It is at this juncture in my life that I ask myself, where did I go wrong? Where, along the way, did I forget the importance of the future in context of the present? When did I stop asking myself what I wanted to do with my life and blindly started to follow the path that […]Read more "the cost of an interdisciplinary education"
What does it mean exactly when someone says they want to make a difference? From reading over 1,000 Common App essays within the past couple of months in my work at Character Labs, I have become very familiar with the frequency at which people believe they are making a difference. Perhaps it was a two-week trip to Haiti […]Read more "my issues with voluntourism"
It is easy to list “world traveler” as a descriptor on an Instagram bio next to “avocado enthusiast,” “recovering coffee addict,” and “Netflix aficionado.” Unfortunately, it is not always easy to purchase an $800 plane ticket to Reykjavik. While it would be ideal for all hobbies to be accessible to anyone who had an interest, […]Read more "“traveling the world” is not a hobby"