Category Archives: North America

September 28

Roll out the red carpet!

Adding a photo of my red carpet debut … Greetings from the Franklin Institute – As most of you know, I’m embedded with the Franklin Institute External Affairs Team for my 2017 PULSE assignment, and plan to be back in the Navy Yard mid-January 2018. It is an energizing assignment, and I am […]

September 13

September 11

September 11, 2001 is a day many of us will never forget. I still remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard the unbelievable news of the twin towers. The feeling that came over me is also one I will never forget. Fast forward, September 11, 2017, another day I will […]

September 12

Earthquake´s Feelings!

I was preparing my second blog to talk about Ciudad de Mexico and all long experiences lived since I came. It has been a lot experiences but I have decided to change it due to the earthquake that happened last Thursday 7th of September. How can explain what happened here? Mexico has suffered the most […]

September 08

Bicycle trip to Vashon Island

This blog is about a great leisure bicycle trip I’ve done one of the previous Sundays – enjoy the reading. That Sunday I woke up early in the morning, gazed out of the window and there was a brilliant dark blue sky, confirming what the weather app has indicated the evening before. The previous days […]

September 06

Back to School

Hi everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last blog post, but that is only because it has been so busy here at EDCI! The EDCI STEAM Summer Camp program has wrapped up and all the children are back in school! Every summer EDCI always hosts their End of Summer Celebration and this […]

September 01

Summer fun translates to a difference for others…

I can‘t believe it’s already been 30 days since I left my hectic role in HR supporting the US Vaccines business to start my PULSE assignment at The Food Trust in Philadelphia! My days of multiple meetings, conference calls, IPOs and countless deliverables have been replaced with discussions on social issues, planning for sustainability, attending […]

August 22

Seattle, here I come

For quite a long time everything seemed so unreal and so far away but tomorrow it is three weeks that I’ve arrived in Seattle for my international Pulse assignment with PATH. The 1st of August, was the big day. I headed to the airport at 5:45 in the morning, checked in the luggage, boarded the […]

August 17

First month in PULSE – Innovations in Healthcare

Hi everyone! My assignment is in Innovations in Healthcare, a non-profit organization based on DUKE University in Durham, NC-USA. When I applied to PULSE, I supposed I would go to a developing country, having contact with poor communities, helping them not only inside de NGO, but also with some extra activities, etc. It´s funny how we […]

August 16

Words Have Power

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men and women to do nothing – Edmund Burke Ok, so I added women to the quote to make it relevant for 2017. I know this blog is supposed to be about PULSE but I need to voice my opinion about the heartbreaking […]

August 08

Emerging from the Change Curve

Today is the 30-day mark of my PULSE assignment at the Philadelphia Education Fund. The office is located downtown near GSK’s former site. I’m very familiar with the commute and thought it would be an easy transition. My biggest hurdle has been the change in my routine. I became a bit depressed. I just didn’t […]

August 08

New shoes for new adventures

It has been almost a month since I made the journey to Save the Children…and wow does time ever fly when you’re having fun! I’ve jumped in head first and am well into tackling the different projects they have put before me. I am working on quite the array of different assignments which are enlightening […]

July 25

I’m a Privileged White Girl

I have worked in Human Resources since I graduated from college. Initially, my major was Psychology and my intention was to save the world.  But when I realized how much the world was going to pay me for doing so I opted for a corporate job – or I would be forced to endure the […]

July 24

Be the Change.

  I would like to share with you my journey of change. I have stepped out of my comfort zone. I have stepped away from the job I’ve known for nearly 10 years – and a profession I’ve known for over 15 years – to serve my community. And I’m thrilled! A little over 8 months […]

July 21

Fun First at The Franklin Institute

You know that special ripple of positive energy that washes over the office when you hear the unexpectedly quick pace of a visiting toddlers’ footsteps zipping past the conference room? Well, multiply that by two thousand kids, and it almost comes close to a day working at the Franklin Institute (TFI) in Philadelphia. Their joy infuses […]

STEAM Summer Camp

Well, it has officially been 1 month since I started my PULSE assignment at EDCI and I can easily say I love every minute of it. I have started off my assignment on the ground level helping with their STEAM(Science,Technology,Engineering,Art,Math) summer camp program. They average 50-60 kids in attendance every day. During camp the kids focus on […]