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Where you’ll lead, I follow: music musings on leadership


By: Alexandra Watts (Photo credit – Pixabay) I was able to connect how I wanted to be a leader through musicians. I love music a lot, and it is something that I relate… Continue reading

No person, situation or leader is perfect, and that is okay


By: Alexandra Watts For this assignment, I decided to read Brené Brown’s “The Gift of Imperfections: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” As mentioned… Continue reading

Personal and professional networking


By: Alexandra Watts / Image by: Kim Siever I originally met Priscilla Quiah, a 2014-2015 Humphrey Fellow from Liberia, back in the summer of 2015. We both were working at The PIN Bureau.… Continue reading

Personal ethics in a professional setting


By: Alexandra Watts (Header image courtesy of Diego Sevilla Ruiz – Flickr) Every career has its own set of ethics. Doctors have medical ethics, which include taking the Hippocratic oath. There are ethics… Continue reading

A Foundation in Social Media


By: Alexandra Watts Header: Sean MacEntee – Flickr   I am a journalist. I am on social media. I am a journalist who uses social media. From Myspace to Tumblr, I have been… Continue reading

A young journalist’s perspective on covering and combating terrorism


By: Alexandra Watts Image Credit: 66-365 Keyboard – PaulSh / Flickr (Creative Commons) Throughout the week, this blogging assignment was on my mind. As days went on, I wondered if I would be able… Continue reading

Three countries, three dishes, three friends


By: Alexandra Watts, Savera Shami and Xiaofeng Wang What is a Pakistani vegetarian? According to Savera Shami, of Pakistan, it’s an individual who eats chicken (and sometimes seafood), but not any other meat. Xiaofeng… Continue reading

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