Monthly Archives: June 2014

This is the time, Memphis is the Place

When I first came to Memphis as a TFA corps member over four years ago the executive director of TFA told the incoming corps, “This is the time, Memphis is the Place.” After being back for about two months I … Continue reading

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Coal Ash takes over North Carolina

Since my last post, there are 2 MAJOR things that have happened in North Carolina: Fracking and Coal Ash. A couple of weeks ago, the North Carolina General Assembly lifted the moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking”. I … Continue reading

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Summer in the Windy City: Key Learnings after Three Weeks

1. First and foremost, summer in Chicago is incredible. I always heard about the street festivals that occurred throughout the summer but I never experienced them (despite growing up four hours away). During my first weekend in Chicago, I attended … Continue reading

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Community Livability in Oregon

Throughout my life and career I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of communities across the United States. These include medium-sized cities and college towns in the Midwest, large urban centers in the Northeast, and a post-industrialized county … Continue reading

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Summer in Geneva

Hello from Geneva! I started my internship with the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the beginning of this month. At ILO, I am interning with the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) branch and specifically in the Freedom of … Continue reading

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Drinking the Cotton Kool-Aid

It’s everywhere — in the clothes we wear, the cushions we sit on, the ice cream we eat, and the bills we spend. It’s cotton: the fabric of our lives! I’m already 5 weeks into my internship at the global … Continue reading

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Regulating E-Cigarettes in California

As I mentioned in my last blog, my office, the California Tobacco Control Program, is rapidly trying to bring California up to speed with other states in regulating e-cigarettes. While I have mainly been working on comments to the Food … Continue reading

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“Align, Advocate, Advance” – Remembering Where Your Passion Lies

“Align, Advocate, & Advance…” That is the theme and flowing mantra of HCM Strategists, the firm I’m interning with this summer in Washington, DC. HCM is a public policy and advocacy consulting firm focused on advancing effective policy solutions in … Continue reading

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Anthony’s Education Policy Adventure in New Orleans

Week One in NOLA. So I’m the guy that didn’t go to Washington D.C. for the summer. That’s right it was just me. That’s not really true. But guess what, I think I lucked out with my internship by not … Continue reading

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YesPrep

When I say the core values: grow humble leaders, drive visionary change, achieve jaw-dropping results, build transformative relationships and create-life changing opportunities, who, dead or alive, do you feel embodies each of these values? This was the first group activity … Continue reading

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