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conscious citizen.

You can’t escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
— Abraham Lincoln

401 - FOOD FOR THOUGHT

402 - GIVE BACK

403 - CITIZEN

404 - CIVIC PROGRAMS

400
CONSCIOUS


411 - SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

410
FINDING
THE TRIBE


420
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Interests like design and architecture are only as powerful as their connection to people. Within powerful structures, lie powerful stories. That’s why people visit landmarks – it’s not for shade, it’s for meaning. This meaning is derived from people, and our interpersonal connections. So let’s talk about people. Just people.

Why does diversity matter?

The product reflects the people, and the people reflect the product. Our differences in perspectives and culture is what makes us great as a species and a humanity. Creativity is the process of realizing unrealized solutions. Being able to critically, and effectively, solve problems in ways that no one else was able to think of. By nature, creativity thus requires diversity of thought – which, if it is not already obvious, is a bi-product of diversity of people from all experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

If any of this sounds like new news, you should probably read this section. It’s devoted to people challenges.

421 - UNDERSTANDING EAST AND WEST

422 - INCLUSIVE DESIGN

For women in tech, visit the Career & Networking the section.


431 - CIVIC TECHNOLOGY

432 - OTHER GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellow (S&TPF)

    • 12 months, with a possible one-year extension for some programs.

    • Terminal degree (e.g. PhD, ScD, DVM, MD, etc.) or engineering MS and 3 years experience prior to application

  • ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellowship Program

    • 12 months, with a possible one-year extension.

    • Must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certified in Public Health (CPH).

  • ASPPH Public Health Philanthropy Fellowship Program

    • 12 months, with a possible one-year extension.

    • Must have received their masters or doctorate degrees from an ASPPH-member school or program of public health within the last five years and be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident (Green Card). Preference will be given to candidates with a Certified in Public Health (CPH) and with a background in epidemiology and/or health policy.

  • ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program

    • 12 months

    • Must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August of the application year). Early career professionals with Masters or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from a CEPH-accredited ASPPH-member school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certified in Public Health (CPH) preferred.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Technology and Innovation Fellowship

    • 24 months

    • We're looking for back-end and front-end web developers, UX designers, graphic designers, cybersecurity engineers and tool developers, and data architects and analysts. You must be a US Citizen to be considered.

  • National Security Fellows Program (NSFP)

    • 12 months

    • "U.S. Citizens Based in Washington, D.C. Between the ages of 28-40 A minimum of five years of employment in national security or foreign policy"

  • DOE Scholars

    • 10 weeks

    • A participant must be a U.S. citizen, at least 16 years of age (no exceptions), and an undergraduate student, graduate student, or a post-graduate.

  • Knauss Marine Policy Fellows

    • 12 months

    • An eligible applicant is any student, regardless of citizenship, who is enrolled towards a degree in a graduate or professional program.

  • Health Policy Fellowship Robert Wood Johnson Fellows

    • 12 months

    • Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties, government and nonprofit health care organizations with an advanced degree in a health-related field. Applicants with advocacy jobs are not eligible. Elgibility limited to US citizens and permanent residents.

  • NIH Management

    • 24 months

    • For GS-7 up to GS-12 or equivalent NIH employee

  • ORISE

    • Varies

    • Undergraduate, Graduate Student, Recent Graduate, Postdocs, Faculty, K-12 Students and Teachers, and Research Team opportunities available

  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF)

    • 24 months

    • If you will meet all advanced degree requirements, you are eligible to apply. Eligibility is based on completion of degree requirements by August 31st of the following year of the annual application. Advanced Degree means a professional or graduate degree (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.).

  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) in STEM

    • 24 months

    • Those interested in applying for the PMF STEM track must meet, or have met within the previous two years of the opening date of the application announcement, all advanced degree requirements for one of the approved STEM degrees. Advanced Degree means a professional or graduate degree (e.g., master's, Ph.D., J.D.).

  • White House Fellows

    • 12 months

    • Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions. Individuals currently employed by the Federal government are not eligible to apply with the exception of career military personnel.

  • White House Leadership Development Program

    • 12 months

    • This program is restricted to career GS-15 and equivalent employees. Agencies may nominate 2 to 4 candidates to the WHLDP. Agency nominees will be considered for inclusion in the program (not guaranteed). All candidates are expected to be high-performing employees (with annual ratings of exceeds expectations, or the equivalent, or higher) with demonstrated commitment to public service.

  • ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship Program

    • 12-18 months

    • Applicant is not beyond postdoctoral stage and must have received doctorate degree within five years of application, U.S. permanent citizenship.

  • Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship

    • 16 months

    • Candidates are expected to have an advanced degree in human genetics or related field. Exceptional applicants with other advanced degrees and clearly demonstrated experience-based knowledge in science policy could be considered. Ideally, candidates will have completed graduate training, but be early in the career development path.

  • Science & Technology Policy Institute (STPI) Policy Fellowship Program

    • 24 months

    • Ideal candidates will have at least a BS/BA degree conferred between May 2014 and July 2016 in one of a range of disciplines, including engineering, life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer science, mathematical sciences or statistics, and learning sciences. MA/MS-degree candidates and recipients are also encouraged to apply, provided their bachelor’s degrees are within the May 2014–July 2016 timeframe.

430
CIVIC TECH +
GOVERNMENT


440
BOARD SERVICE
(NON-PROFIT)

Board Service can be incredibly rewarding. In 2017, I learned more about Board Service and got involved with a Board myself. I serve on the Board of Days for Girls International. 

Days for Girls is a non-profit focused on providing women and girls with access to feminine hygiene, health education, and income-generating opportunities. There are about 300 million women around the world living on less than $1.25 a day. Without access to feminine hygiene solutions or health education, girls miss school, women can't work, and families can't effectively family plan. Providing basic solutions to a universal and age-old matter unleashes a wealth of possibilities for women to thrive like never before. Days for Girls is giving women time and dignity back to their lives, ultimately empowering woman everywhere to achieve more. I first learned about the organization in the spring of 2017 and instantly fell in love with the mission. I now serve on the Board of Directors. Check out my story below:


441 - BOARD RESOURCES


450
ELITE. CLASS.
WEALTH DIVIDE.

451 - CONNECTING CLASS & HEALTH

ZIPCODES & LIFE EXPECTANCY

How your zipcode can determine your life expectancy.


460
DOCUMENTARY & VIDEO

461 - CONSEQUENCES OF TECHNOLOGY

462 - TED TALKS

463 - DOCUMENTARY

  • Solar Mamas - Why Poverty [Free on YouTube]
    This is an amazing, uplifting, documentary that follows women from rural areas living in poverty traps to attend an all-female 'solar camp' where elder women learn to build, fix and maintain solar panels to bring technology and growth to their villages.

  • Albatross 2017 (formerly ‘Midway’)
    An incredibly gut wrenching documentary on ‘midway’ an island exposing how plastic and waste in our oceans are affecting our wildlife.

  • Slingshot 2014 
    Segway inventor biopic, solving water crisis

  • Terms and Conditions May Apply 2013 
    Tech exposé

464 - NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES


471 - UNDERSTANDING TERMINOLOGY

  • Seattle Times “Under our Skin” Interactive Site

    • This is a great resource taking you from race 101 to 201 to help understand terminology and concepts around unpacking race and social justice issues.

    • It’s a series of short mini-videos that break down terms and share personal stories in a digestible way.

470
RACE


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