This is a creative space updated occassionally with program news as well as short reflection posts by the Fellows. Posts will reflect on current activities and events happening in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program.
I hope you and your family are doing well in Arizona! As my senior year at Ohio State comes to an end, I wanted to reach out and thank you for your continued mentorship throughout my time as a student. Your support over text, through video calls, and in-person were all appreciated, and I always look forward to your insight whenever we connect!
Thank you for the early school mornings making Ate Sam and I lunch. Thank you for sometimes letting me stay up an extra hour to play games. Thank you for always cooking Leche Flan for my sweet tooth. Thank you for burdens that you constantly endured.
Hello Dr. B,
I want to start off by saying thank you for being a great teacher and my friend. Chemistry was never my strong point, and not that I am a master at it now, but the way you taught it changed my viewpoint.
I’ve always wanted a big sister. Instead I found a kindred spirit.
I’m going to start by telling you something you already know: I wouldn’t be where I am without you.
A letter (poem) to Mom & Dad
You sat with me in pre-K, while I traced lines and dashes
As I rewrote my ABC’s & 123s over and over again
Pretending to fall asleep whenever I had “homework” from Mom
But being wide awake when I wanted to hear a bedtime story
Laughing at dad’s goofy characters and voices
I learned resilience in education, appreciation for happily ever after’s, and radiance in silly laughter