It has been a whirlwind of a summer interning for Asian American LEAD. When I was asked to craft an exit blog, I had to wrack my brain on what I wanted to convey. I have never really believed in goodbyes because when there’s a will, there’s a way. So, I figured I should start with the many thanks I have for the people I have worked with and for the youth that come every Monday – Thursday for the DC summer program.
Thank you to all the staff in the office for being so welcoming to me on my first day and for being so amazing. It has been a treat getting to know all of you in the time that I have been here. Special thanks to my supervisor Alex Cena for teaching me to go with the flow and to be flexible with my lesson plans. I know you will be a positive impact and a strong voice for the APIA community at the University of Florida. Good luck with your new job!
Thank you to all the youth in the DC summer program! It has been a pleasure to not only hold workshops for you guys and gals, but to get to know each one of you. All of you have so much talent, dreams, and ambition that I know each and every one of you will go far in whatever you decide to do. I hope you have a great rest of the summer and have an awesome school year.
And finally, to all my fellow AALEAD interns: I am so happy to have met all of you. Good luck on your studies and future endeavors!
Goodbye! Nope. No goodbyes. Instead…
See you later and thank you everyone for an incredible internship experience!