PLP Passport Project: Child Development in Colombia

1460 Gutsy Hours Occupying space at the airport has never been more challenging. From the moment I checked-in this morning, I felt like I was in someone’s way, constantly saying “excuse me…oops, I didn’t see you there. Yikes.” The morning has been perfectly reminiscent of the last time that I traveled abroad and alone. Recently I was… Read More PLP Passport Project: Child Development in Colombia

PLP Passport Project: Tourism, Human Capital and Capitalism in Cuban Society

In March of 2016, a fellow PLP student and myself were given the opportunity by the PLP Passport Fund and the DU Partners in Scholarship Fund to conduct research in Havana, Cuba for two weeks. As a team with background in Economics, International Studies, and Sociology, we set out to get a look into the… Read More PLP Passport Project: Tourism, Human Capital and Capitalism in Cuban Society

PLP Passport Project: Partners in Development Service Trip – Guatemala

Partners in Development in San Antonio, Guatemala Over the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to travel to the impoverished area of San Antonio, Guatemala to work alongside local residents and a branch of Partners in Development (PiD), an organization whose mission is to give back to underprivileged areas of the world.  Upon my… Read More PLP Passport Project: Partners in Development Service Trip – Guatemala

PLP Passport Project: Alternative Modes of Knowledge Generation: Decolonized Pedagogy in a Business School Classroom

In spring of 2015, I took the international studies course “Disaster Capitalism” with Barb Stuart and was inspired by the professor’s decentralized approach to pedagogy. Not only was the subject matter of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine challenging and engaging, but the student-lead nature of the course challenged traditional expectations of what a college classroom… Read More PLP Passport Project: Alternative Modes of Knowledge Generation: Decolonized Pedagogy in a Business School Classroom

PLP Passport Project: Putting the Femme in STEM!

Nearly 60 more young girls have turned to the dark side. No, they haven’t joined ISIS, the Sith, or decided to exclusively listen to Pink Floyd. We’re talking dark matter, black holes, supernovae, forensic science, medieval warfare, artificial intelligence, gene selection, and math. All the things that could really kill you – especially the math.… Read More PLP Passport Project: Putting the Femme in STEM!