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.
Q: What led you to seek an internship with the Forage Center?
A: 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. Q: What was the most interesting thing you learned or did while interning with the Forage Center?
A: 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. Q: What skills or experience from your internship do you think you will be able to use in the future?
A: 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.
Q: What's next for you?
A: 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.