Claire Thomson – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Claire Thomson

Week Seven: Mindful Organizing

One guest speaker who particularly stood out to me (although all of the speakers gave very insightful presentations!) was Dr. Gloryvee Fonseca-Bolorin, who spoke about mindful organizing and planning. In her presentation, she discussed how to incorporate self-reflection and awareness of one’s emotional and mental state into planning processes. Rather than simply listing every single

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Week One: Hello!

Hi everyone! My name is Claire and I’m a rising sophomore double-majoring in Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Sciences. I am working at the MSU Extension Detroit Partnership for Food Learning and Innovation (DPFLI for short), which is an urban farm and research site in the Brightmoor neighborhood. To me, community is, broadly speaking, a

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