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Multi-Stall All-Gender Restrooms: A Resource Master Post

Sinks in an all-gender restoom.

When I was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado Boulder, two sets of permanent multi-stall all-gender restrooms were constructed. This construction marked the end to years of advocacy from staff and students who came before me and my peers, and since my graduation has continued onward with the construction of two more sets.

Disrupting Inclusion: Is Modifying Existing Structures Enough?

Logo for MPACE 2016: Innovate Create Disrupt

Last week I co-presented a workshop about gender norms at the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) annual conference. This year's conference theme was "Innovate, Create, Disrupt," a message I took to heart as I co-developed an interactive presentation that sought not to share best practices or new knowledge, but to help participants uncover for themselves ideas about gender and gender roles that they may not have realized they held.

An Introvert that Likes Public Speaking?

Having recently wrapped up my first year as a college career coach, I’ve heard this classic question more than enough times of late: “What’s the test I can take to tell me what I should do with my life?” Though usually the question appears in its abbreviated form, “So how do I take The Test?” it's sometimes also asked in a more advanced form, “I can take the MBTI in your office, right?”

Balancing #SAgrad Life... With Kittens

Henney, one of the first dogs I walked when volunteering with Best Friends.

When I moved to Salt Lake City to begin my master’s degree in Student Affairs at the University of Utah, I knew I wanted to get involved in the community off-campus as well. I had done a lot of leadership work on and off-campus during my undergraduate degree and the years after, and couldn’t imagine life without involvement. But with a full-time course load and graduate assistantship, I decided that this was a good time to step back from leadership in my volunteering and learn something new at the same time.

3 Minute Thesis Competition Talk

On October 26, I had the opportunity and pleasure to compete in the University of Utah's annual 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 3MT was founded at the University of Queensland in Australia and is a TED Talk-style competition in which graduate students share their thesis or dissertation work in a way that would be understandable to a lay audience, using no more than three minutes and one static slide.

The Importance of Keeping a Log

The only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down. (c) MythBusters

One summer semester of my film degree, I took a class called Advanced Digital Post-production. Because it was a four-week summer course, our instructor condensed a lot of, well, advanced skills to learn into four total projects--one per week, with the whole week to brainstorm as a group and attempt to solve a problem through trial and error. And believe me, most of the time there was a lot of error and mostly scratching our heads wondering what on Earth we could try next.

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