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Sarah Gresham on Forage Center Internship

6/21/20, 4:00 AM

Research and a peak behind-the-scenes

Sarah Gresham interned with the Forage Center this summer. She worked with Jess Bonnan-White, director of education and training, to create materials for future training simulations. Sarah recently graduated from UMBC with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in social welfare. Sarah is an aspiring professor. She also hopes to create her own nonprofit to support education in lower-income areas through policy reform. She is preparing for her master's in education and e-learning while she lives abroad in Germany. Here, she reflects on her experiences in conversation with Forage Center administrative specialist Catherine Cousar.

What led you to seek an internship with the Forage Center?

I sought an internship with the Forage Center because of matching values on education when it comes to humanitarian crises. I especially appreciate communicating with the community to find a better problem.  

What was the most interesting thing you learned or did while interning with the Forage Center?

The most interesting thing I have learned while interning with the Forage Center is how instructional programs are orchestrated. Seeing behind the scenes on how people are trained to deal in different situations is fascinating. 

What skills or experience from your internship do you think you will be able to use in the future?

By taking this internship, I have refined my research, writing, and editorial skills. Helping to find articles, peer-reviewed and not, has helped me find different sources of viewpoints.

What's next for you?

After this internship, I will be pursuing a master's in e-learning. Then, after receiving my master's, I'll be working towards a doctorate in psychology.

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