Former PA Ayanda Francis offers her best advice for surviving SIPA's macro and micro courses...and it's not what you're expecting.
Former PA Ayanda Francis shares her debrief about her Workshop project (aka Capstone assignment) in Kisumu, Kenya with client Alice Visionary Foundation Project.
PA Ayanda Francis was feeling nostalgic her last few days in the Admissions Office, so she decided to use her final blog post as a platform on how our next cohort can get the most out of their time here. Her pearls of wisdom range from "challenge yourself" to "just have fun," and she also reminds all of us to not let imposter syndrom keeps us from reaching our goals.
Originally, Ayanda Francis had her sights set on the International Conflict Resolution Practicum. However, after hearing Professor Zachary Metz’s information session about the "Applied Peacebuilding" class during orientation week, she tossed away the idea that she knew what was best and jumped head first into a course that taught her the value of "standing still" for a change.