Author Archives: epackis

The Final Blog

Well, this is it. My time as a Columbus Foundation Fellow has officially come to an end, and with that, I think it’s only fair that I reflect a bit on my experiences, in the form of a little list: Don’t … Continue reading

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Week 9, Feelin’ Fine

A little something to know about me: I hate endings. When I was younger, I used to always read the end of a book first–that way I wouldn’t be surprised by anything. I tend to avoid watching the finales of … Continue reading

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Data Days & Columbus Nights

I have MY VERY OWN DESK. So, why is this news? It’s been 8 weeks and I’m excited to have a desk, rather than a roundtable, for…the remaining 2 weeks? Well, do I have an amazing update for you. KIPP offered me a … Continue reading

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BE NICE

Maybe it’s because I’ve been working in a school, surrounded by things targeted at little kids, but I’ve been reminiscing a lot about my childhood lately. One of my favorite TV shows when I was growing up was “Arthur,” whose … Continue reading

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More than an internship

Something I don’t think I’ve talked about nearly enough is how amazing the concept of this fellowship is. Not only do I get to gain real-life work experience every day at KIPP, but the Foundation also provides us with invaluable … Continue reading

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“People keep their promises here”

As the 5th week of my fellowship came to a close, I reflected on all of the things that ended during those few short weeks: the sixth season of Game of Thrones, the NBA Finals (go Cavs!), and the creation … Continue reading

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Prove the Possible

Being told that something I made is “pretty” or “beautiful,” even, is not something I’m used to hearing. I grew up in the shadow of my younger sister’s incredible artistic talent, and I accepted a long time ago that the … Continue reading

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