Hello, My Name Is:

Reed.

I’m the Director of Campus and Community Engagement for the Office of the Executive Director for the Arts.  I had the opportunity to lead a Carolina Summer Reading Program discussion group last Monday. We met seven bright, articulate members of the class of 2013.

As each student entered our classroom we asked that they create a name tag. We had been provided the self-adhesive, “Hello, my name is” standby. However, instead of only requiring that the tags included names, we asked everyone to share one to three words that described themselves.

I wanted to share this virtual name tag with you, and encourage you to do the same. Leave a comment here, and let us know who you are.

Hello, My name is:

Erin.

UNC-CH Senior, Journalism major with a concentration in PR and Dramatic Arts minor. Originally from Deerfield Beach, Florida, but call Apex, North Carolina my “hometown.”

I have been an Intern for the Office of the Executive Director for the Arts, working with Campus and Community Engagement, for the past 15 months (minus the four months I was studying in Dublin, Ireland).

I look forward to sharing my exploration of the movement of people with you this year. I encourage your comments, criticism, and engagement.

I have begun my journey by navigating a series of New York Times articles. Remade in America explores the impact of immigration on American institutions. The series is particularly relevant in light of Monday’s discussion group in which we examined the novel “A Home on the Field” written by UNC-CH School of Journalism and Mass Communications professor, Paul Cuadros. I will write further about the novel in an upcoming post.

Please explore the Remade in America series, and let me know your thought. An interesting place to start is this interactive map which details where U.S. workers come from.

Talk to you soon.

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