Author Archives: Katy Nash

About Katy Nash

I'm a rising Junior at Miami University majoring in International Studies and Economics. This summer, I am a Fellow for the Columbus Foundation at the Community Refugee and Immigration Services in Columbus, Ohio. On this blog, I'll be documenting my experience!

Week 9: To Teach is To Learn Twice

This week includes even more reflection on my time spent at CRIS.  Are you surprised? (Jokes) Anyway, a few days ago I saw a fortune from a fortune cookie that said, “To teach is to learn twice.”  I looked up … Continue reading

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Week 8: Reflections & Life Purpose

Week 8 was amazing for many reasons. First, as only 2 weeks are left in my fellowship, I’ve been reflecting on what a great experience I’ve been given.  At the beginning of this summer and fellowship, I didn’t know what … Continue reading

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Week 7: Beginning of the End

Hi, everyone! Week 7 is done and all I can say is, “When did life start moving so fast?” One of my projects is creating a quick sheet explaining all of the services Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS) provides, … Continue reading

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Week 4: Where has the time gone?

Hey, everyone! Katy here. This week flew by for me and as I sit at my desk on the Friday afternoon of my 4th week working at CRIS, I am reflecting on how quickly time has gone by during this … Continue reading

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Week 3: We’re glad you’re our neighbor

This week, I continued researching and talking with refugees to learn more about their home countries and how they came to the United States of America.  This job continues to be a humbling and enlightening experience. World Refugee Day was … Continue reading

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Week 2: Getting down to business

Hello, blog readers! I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks!  The time has flown by, and I’ve learned so much! This week, I spent most of my time researching the different cultural groups we have in Central Ohio.  Do … Continue reading

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Week 1: Cultural Orientation

Hello! My name is Katy Nash and I am working at the Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS) for my Fellowship.  I’m so grateful for the wonderful opportunity to help welcome people to this amazing country! My job at CRIS … Continue reading

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