I am grateful for being part of the inaugural class of environmental humanity and global health offered by Professor Kimberly Theidon at The Fletcher School Tufts University. As it is also my final semester (of graduate study) to work remotely from home, I appreciated all the aspects of making this online learning possible near and far.
Looking back, it comes to a full circle of how my journey began and carried in the nexus of environment and health throughout my college & graduate career.
“it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
In 2018, I became an Eco Practicum fellow and spent the spring break with the School for Ecological Justice in New York City. From there, a seed of honoring collaborative place-based learning with systems thinking was ever more firmly rooted in the depth of my purpose and sense of aspiration.
In 2019, I voyaged to Detroit and Stanford University to participate in the VIVO Planetary Health Eighth Annual Conference and the Third Planetary Health Annual Meeting. Those priceless face-to-face pre-COVID experiences are indeed the gem of my inspiration, which opened the door to wholesome possibilities that I treasured deeply in my heart and soul.
In 2020, I made my way to the Graduate Institute in Geneva for integral academic pursuit on global health, environment, resources, and sustainability. I deeply appreciated the exchange experience through Fletcher that allows me to engage with a worldwide network and reflect on who I really am and how I want to live up to my inner purpose.
This self-transformation project is a distilled process as an ever-evolving launchpad for my Vision – to communicate systems thinking through inner dynamics and a succinct mode of recalibration. I am thankful for the opportunity to think creatively and have the flexibility to pilot my career mission in an adaptable way.
All photos by Rose @The Textile Museum
Washington D.C. August 2016