I think I’ll take back, not only the notion that we can accomplish these things but also that you don’t have to be a certain age to achieve what you’ve been dreaming or working for. It gives us a legitimacy that I never thought I’d obtain for ten more years.”
I would say my two big things have been the journalism experience I’ve gotten and then just the fact that I came here expecting a challenge, and I came here expecting the culture to be very different, but I never expected I would actually love it. And also, that I could take a story from the beginning to the end and put it somewhere where it wasn’t my school paper.”
Jackie’s story was published in the New York Times.
Walid and I had a final goodbye coffee just before I left, and had a long conversation about how lucky we feel to have had the opportunity to work on a project like the one we did together. I am certain we will be in touch, likely for the rest of our lives. The program was brilliantly designed. I think journalism is a potential path for me. Thank you for showing me this. Thank you also for showing me how to apply the questions in my head to the real world.