Talking at the Center for Social Impact Strategy
Talking at the Center for Social Impact Strategy

The end of 2016 is a blur in my mind. After finishing the Social Impact Strategy course at Penn, I went heads-down and tried to refocus on my work, my family, and myself. 2016 was a challenge, I let some of that challenge get to me and as a result my health has suffered a bit. I’m on the path to recovery. My new year resolution is always about making myself better than I was the year before. This year, 2017, is no different.

This is a bit of catch up on activities from 2016:

Peace And Pride: Nigerian Chef Comes To Durham, Uses Food To Talk About Issues Of Race

In December, I attended this event at the Durham Hotel.  It was a challenging affair – one that pushed the boundaries long held assumption of what I thought I knew about race.

Here’s a bunch of SciStarter posts:

Turtle Crossing in Wisconsin

Why did the turtle cross the road? Change the “why” to a “where,” and conservation biologist Andrew Badje just might be able to tell you. Through his work with the Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program, Badje collects turtle road crossing data to help map populations, especially at precarious road and rail crossings.

The Poetry of Science at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Carl Sandburg Home National Historical Site stretches over 246 rolling acres in Flat Rock, N.C. The writer and poet Sandburg moved to the property in 1945 for the solitude the natural landscape provides. Today, it is a place where nature, science, and creativity intertwine.


Connecting Citizen Scientists to Watersheds: A Conversation with Kim Hachadoorian

Brandywine Creek, which runs through southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, once powered Brandywine Creek, which runs through southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, once powered the mills  that supported European settlements in the late 17th and 18th centuries.  Today, people rely on the creek for recreation and as a source of drinking water.

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