This chica is going to Chile!

The first time I ever met Bill Asher, we shared dinner at the Ath. He asked all of us a seemingly innocent question–what do you want to do? I quickly piped, “Something with sustainability.” He asked for clarification on what I meant. I spent the next four years trying to sort through what in fact Read More

Dean Walker

In late 1981, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Emery Walker, CMC’s Dean of Admissions. He told me, “You have a chance to distinguish yourself at CMC; I interview a lot of potential students, and I can say this to only a very few of them.” His comment stuck with me, inspiring me Read More

Tedx Comes to Claremont

My experience bringing Tedx to the Claremont Community

I AM CMC Rally

The I AM CMC rally was held Sunday, April 1st on campus at the outdoor basketball courts near Ducey Gymnasium. Originally planned for Sunday, March 25, the rally was delayed due to inclement weather.  After rescheduling the rally for this past Sunday, the party formally kicked off the student body’s involvement in the I AM CMC Read More

After graduating CMC, I found myself dissatisfied with my career path. I took the time to sit down and really think about what I wanted to do with my life. I realized that CMC had always shoved the idea of being a leader down my throat, and so I wanted to lead in my own Read More

CMC Makes Greats

CMC made me a UC Berkeley MSW graduate, founder of a nonprofit organization (Shining Daughters), an active volunteer in the Compton/Watts community, and a leader at my church (One Church International – Los Angeles). And I’m not even 30 years old. CMC nurtures students in a way unparalleled by any other undergraduate school I’ve heard Read More

Technology and International

When I graduated sexy subjects were international and technology. UC Berkeley gave me an MBA with an emphasis on international finance and System Development Corporation gave me detailed technical training. I wrote for SDC the program that the defense department used to translate 2nd generation source code into into instructions that would work on 3rd Read More

Middle East Meets Mex

I came to Cairo last year to teach and improve my Arabic. Egyptian food is delicious, but a little monotonous. It needed a kick. A friend and I came up with the idea for Gringo’s Burrito Grill. We pooled our resources and opened in January 2012, serving customizable burritos bursting with fire-grilled chicken and steak, Read More

CMC Community

A lot of small colleges are proud to claim that their schools provide small class sizes that make the learning experience more personal. While this is true, the experiences available at CMC go beyond those at small schools across the country. At CMC, the staff and professors care about their students outside of academics; once Read More

CMC and “The Matrix”

One of my favorite moments at CMC came as a result of my philosophy class’s discussion about The Matrix last semester. After an hour and a half of incessant arguing about how one might prove the existence of an alternate reality, a few students approached our professor after class to ask his opinion on the Read More