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Storms and Shadows: A post-election 2016 reflection

I went to a funeral today. Aside from the politics, the rhetoric, and the media bloodbath—life went on outside of those parameters. Life still ended, too. My coworker’s father passed away last week. I am lucky to have a job where my coworkers feel comfortable enough to ask us for support in such vulnerable times. … Continue reading Storms and Shadows: A post-election 2016 reflection

Work Blog: Content Strategy, Landing Pages, Accessibility, and More

I have neglected my personal blog, but that doesn't mean I haven't been blogging. Check out some of my work with the Web Development Group. As a digital strategist, I work with client projects and help provide content on our own site. Here are a few of my recent posts:   4 Ways to Amp Up … Continue reading Work Blog: Content Strategy, Landing Pages, Accessibility, and More

My Time in Cambodia

The beef lok lak (meaning diced) is served with white jasmine rice, the beef flavored with local black pepper, accompanied by a tang of unexpected sweetness from the lemongrass and sugarcane in the sauce. Rice is, obviously, a staple in this region. My first visit to Asia was not in more developed (read: tourist-friendly) Japan, Korea, China, or … Continue reading My Time in Cambodia

Selected Poetry by Lisette Alvarez

I recently (finally) returned to the stage after a 5-year hiatus. This hiatus was caused by a variety of factors--mostly surrounding a bad relationship in undergrad and pressure to find a more "lucrative" career path than acting. For five years, I continually psyched myself out of auditioning for anything...big or small. I thought writing, quietly, … Continue reading Selected Poetry by Lisette Alvarez

Violating the Prime Directive

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” - Mark Twain This oft-used quote is great for a soundbite, and cushy … Continue reading Violating the Prime Directive