Blazing Ahead

I have a summer job as a guidance councilor for a program designed for academically gifted youth. As part of my job, I run activities as part of the students’ experiences at camp. Considering  I wanted to do something productive, my activity was to help students plan, and develop a community service Project to the point of execution. Depending on each person’s project, the planning entailed setting a budget, inventory list, a list of volunteers, a set go goals for the project, looking for needs in the community, etc. I, along with another colleague, had mentored the students to planning their projects out during the time we were with them. After they left, it was up to them to finish. The site serves as their online plan book, and storage system, to finish their plans and to use for references later in their life.

Duke TIP

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During the summer, I worked as a guidance counselor for academically gifted youth between the ages of 12 and 17 on Duke’s Campus. At the end of each term, or session, there is a book given to each student; similar to a yearbook. Often times, the book gets destroyed, or lost, which is a memory lost for someone. There is a website that works somewhat as a  digital yearbook for students to go and look at the history they made for the program as the program grows, however there is a limited use of media. As a  reaction to this, I developed a website that served as a hub for all media. From video, to diary, to journal entries, etc. students, also known as tipsters, can go and find nearly any media used to record their fondest moments from the previous year. All media used to record those close moments are organized on this site for that year and can be found on this site for years to come. For protection of current tipsters, I choose not to provide the link to the site, but below are photos of the site a demonstration of what I learned for user experience.

Human Figure study

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These are a set of human based drawings from my earlier years in my undergrad.

Most of the images displayed are from the human anatomy class and wednesday night drawing sessions. Some studies are during my “free-time” and for other projects in the future. I studied under Andrew Loomis, and William L. Maughan for understanding establishing features of the face and the proportions on it.