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Interview with Sarah Gresham


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 with a minor in social welfare. Sarah is aspiring to become a professor. As well as, hold her own non-profit 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 is next for you?

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

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