#WeAreDestined

  • Greenway to Restoration

    Deeply scarred by the tumultuous and violent events of 2015, Baltimore is a city in need of healing. Carl Simon '07 is doing his part to rally people, restoring community in healthy and green ways.

    Carl is director of programs for Bluewater Baltimore, a leading environmental restoration nonprofit. He manages and supports stormwater and forestry programs, playing a leading role in community outreach, government partnerships and fundraising.

    “It is very rewarding to work at a small, innovative nonprofit organization working to improve the environmental health of Baltimore’s underserved communities,” Carl says. “The way we are approaching this important effort is critical, by investing in a bottom-up approach that puts the residents and communities we are serving first.”

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  • Khadija Carr '15

    Service Hits Home

    Khadija Carr ’15 made a memorable impact during her four years at Guilford College. The forensic biology major served in Community Senate, mentored students as a Resident Advisor, and made her mark as both a Multicultural Leadership Scholar and Principled Problem Solving Scholar.

    “As a PPS scholar, I gained a keen understanding about the connection between business and crafting social good,” Khadija says. “These leadership positions compelled me to pursue a year of service with AmeriCorps; I look forward to leveraging my passion for equity and inclusion to create meaningful ways to engage youth.”

    Khadija says she jumped at the chance to work with Service Works D.C., which brings her home to her Silver Spring, Md., roots.

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  • Surfing Centuries in Costa Rica

    Surfing Centuries in Costa Rica

    The three-week January term engages students in innovative learning opportunities. In a course led by faculty member Maia Dery, 14 students are immersed in both a different culture and the Pacific Ocean.

    The students are spending J-term in the village of Nosara, Costa Rica, doing extensive reading and writing along with taking surf lessons. The texts cover politics, economics, indigenous and American history, gender relations, and the science of surfing. The students write about these readings, but also their experiences.

    “Not only are we learning about the history of surfing and the political and economic power that comes with the surf industry, but I am living and breathing it,” says Sam Miller '16, a senior from Camden, Maine. “We have the incredible opportunity to surf everyday and are encouraged to analyze what we are seeing, experiencing, and reading through the lens of our individual disciplines.”

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