Four years, two degrees, and a minor later

Wow, the past four years have just flown by! I look back at how I felt and who I was when I entered OU, and I feel older, wiser, and calmer. I definitely feel that I have drastically changed over the past four years, but…

SASA – the last chapter

The South Asian Student Association has been such a rewarding organization to be involved with. In the time I’ve been with the group, it has grown and changed and really transformed in a way that I never would have imagined as a lowly freshman representative…

College Advice

Here’s a handful of study tips I’ve picked up over the years! I hope they’re useful to others! Start studying early! Keep a clean living/working place. Visit professor’s office hours. Know your natural work schedule, and work within it. Take advantage of the time between classes…

Deal or No Deal: The Future of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

This past Tuesday, I had the fortunate of being able to attend a lecture conducted by the College of International Studies featuring Joe Cirincione. Mr. Cirincione is the president of the Ploughshares Fund, and the author of several books. I am so privileged to have had…

SASA

New year new name! I have been abroad for the past semester, and have not kept up with any of the happenings back at OU, apart from those relayed to me by my friends. Although I used to be quite involved in what was formerly…

US-China Lunch: Reform Contradictions Facing China’s New Leadership

Recently, I had the honor of attending a lunch hosted by the College of International Studies regarding US-China relations and the reform contradictions facing China’s new leadership. The talk featured Dr. Yukon Huang, a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who has…

Ottoman Tolerance and its Legacy Today

Among the many talks I had the fortune of attending this semester, the brown bag lunch with Yaron Ayalon stood out as being one of the most relevant to my interests. A bit of background: the summer before I began classes at OU, I was…

Fulbright Tips

I just finished the arduous process that is the Fulbright application, and after all the blood, sweat, and tears shed (all metaphorical, except the tears), I have some wisdom to impart. Since most of the people looking at this blog are fellow GEFs, I thought I…

Learning to Teach

I’ve been tutoring English as a Second Language at the Norman Public Library for a while now, and it’s been one of the most impactful experiences of my college career! Twice a week, I go to the library and meet the girls I teach, we…

Old Beginnings

My time in Australia is coming to an end. It’s strange; I feel like I’m just now getting comfortable. I’ve made friends, and the thought of saying goodbye to them is pretty painful. I really like Monash, and I’ve gotten involved in some organizations here,…