What I liked
I loved that I was able to implement my experience and takeaways from my prior internship effortlessly into this one, even though it was a different setting that I had to adapt to gradually. Upward Bound UMass TriO program allowed me to create sustainable relationships with both students and staff in a meaningful way, which helps builds the culture capital I am acquiring continuously for future references and my personal journey. I also enjoyed how I got to intimately teach in a small group setting to my kids via a workshop I facilitated called "Hip Hop in the Heartland." This assisted me in growing professionally in establishing boundaries between interpersonal relationships in the classroom, managing the space through a collective agreement on rules, and understanding my power as a mentor and educator. It was also beneficial because the staff chemistry inside and outside of our duties was exceptional with minimal drama.