Finding Our Voices in a Small Texas Town (March for Our Lives in Williamson County)

I live in Round Rock, Texas. Outside of Texas, I like to say that I’m from Austin, which is only minutes away, but to be honest, Round Rock and Austin are worlds apart. Round Rock is small suburban town that looks nothing like its big-city counterpart. Round Rock is quiet, whereas Austin is said to … Continue reading Finding Our Voices in a Small Texas Town (March for Our Lives in Williamson County)

Levantine Music and a Linguistic Epiphany

**Caution: This post is for language nerds.** It’s Spring Break, and unlike many breaks, this one has been incredibly busy for me. In addition to seeking out summer opportunities and filling out program applications, I have been planning my very first NSLI-Y Alumni event, an information session about The Language Flagship. All the while, I … Continue reading Levantine Music and a Linguistic Epiphany

From Applicant to Alumna: Volunteering at NSLI-Y Interviews

January 14th, 2017. I remember walking into the Austin Library last year, waiting for the 30 minutes that could possibly be my key to a life-changing experience: my NSLI-Y interview. Having arrived half an hour earlier, I was convinced that I would spend the time stressing out about what the interview would entail. In the … Continue reading From Applicant to Alumna: Volunteering at NSLI-Y Interviews