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Leadership Where We’re Not Looking

There’s a lot of things that baffle me about this crazy world we live in. And I don’t mind not understanding it all. But there’s one thing that’s been really bothering me for a while now, and it’s something we need to have a discussion about. And that is, how many times I’ve been asked “Are …

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How One Week in a Walkable City Changed My Habits Forever

Just under a year ago, I was part of a special course where we hosted a group of students from Malmo, Sweden for a week, and then went to Sweden for a week of classes there. I walked more in those two weeks (and the third week while travelling around Western Europe with a friend) …

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On Being One Of The Youngest In The Room: London’s State of the City Address

My first thought as I came up the escalator and joined the long line of people filing into the room was, gosh it’s too early to be alive. My second thought? I don’t belong here. “Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the …

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Orchestra London: Saving vs. Enabling

As a former band kid and a person who’s life to date has been strongly influenced by music, what’s happening with Orchestra London is heartbreaking. Participating in community jazz bands and orchestras turned me into who I am today because of the friends I made, the places I traveled to, the events I participated in, …

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Reflections on 25%, Mentorship, and Why I Freaking Love London

I’ve been meaning to write something like this for a while, and I feel like London needs a bit of positivity and love today. I also have pretty much an entire conference poster presentation to put together in the next few days, and a ton of conceptual stuff I should be working on for my …

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