Best week at CMU to date

*At the Charlotte airport right now on my way to Williamsburg VA for the Women's Summit at William & Mary college.*

7am fun times

7am fun times

This week has been the busiest and the best week I've had at Carnegie Mellon for a few reasons.

1. I interviewed for a consulting company called Inspiring Capital, which consults for non-profits, and got accepted into their internship program!! I really wanted this because it's such rewarding work to help non-profit organizations to prosper and I want to do consulting after college, and I'm so happy. I haven't been this happy in so long. :') So I finally know what I'm doing this summer. It's 10 weeks, so I'll even still have a couple weeks to visit Canada after:)) @julialamb coming for you!

for the kids!!

for the kids!!

2.  I organized my first philanthropy event! Inspired by Julia's, Lexy's, and my eighth? ninth? grade French class fundraiser, with help from Allison's artistic skills, I planned a cotton candy sale to raise money for our Greek Sing philanthropy Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem is a student run organization that supports children whose families have been affected by cancer. We raised over $700 from the 4 or so hours we were selling(!!) and it was really fun. It's happening again next Thursday when it'll be warmer out so hopefully we can be just as successful. Donate to our crowdrise! :

https://www.crowdrise.com/cmu-greek-sing-2017/fundraiser/cmukkg

3. We had a really successful opening night to the CMU Intl. Film Festival yesterday (Thursday) night. The interns all did a little performance piece choreographed by Javier, a sophomore drama student, which was kind of scary, but super fun. Check out the schedule for our upcoming film screenings:

https://www.cmu.edu/faces/schedule2017.html  

Food + Back to School

Unfortunately for everyone at Carnegie, it's the Monday back to school after spring break, which for me consisted of a week of being highly unproductive, eating a lot, and watching a countless number of episodes of crime shows. :)

Part i - Food

New York had great food, but I love the food scene in Pittsburgh just as much if not more. First of all, brunch at Pamela's Diner (where Obama had pancakes) is better than Sarabeth's in NYC, despite the high rating and high "bougieness" level of Sarabeth's. 

Omelet from Pamela's Diner

Omelet from Pamela's Diner

Eggs Benny from Sarahbeth's 

Eggs Benny from Sarahbeth's 

Second, some of the best Italian food ever is at Alla Famiglia in Pittsburgh. Everything they have is insanely good. Their meatballs are enormous, like 1.5x my fist, and are a must-have. PLUS when you order a meat dish - their signature is veal but they always have specials not on the menu - they give you insanely good pasta and an insanely good salad on top of the enormous serving of meat with veggies that is the actual entree. You basically end up having enough leftovers for a few days!

Tragic sidenote: I accidentally left all my Alla Famiglia leftovers in the hotel fridge because I was in such a rush to check out. About 4 hours later, I started getting hungry, and realized I had left it, and almost cried. 

On the other hand, despite the great food in Pittsburgh, I had the best sushi I've ever had in New York at a small restaurant called Sushi Yasaka. I only managed to take one photo of the first appetizer we got because I started eating the other dishes - tempura and assorted sashimi - before I could think about taking a photo. 

Squid appetizer yum

Squid appetizer yum

Part ii - Back to School

I have mixed feelings about being back to school. On one hand, I enjoy the feeling of learning subjects that I'm interested in or will be useful to me in the future e.g. Finance, Macroeconomics (sort of), and Business Presentations. I'm also taking another phys ed. mini called Cardio Sculpting, which is basically a circuit training class and a great workout, which is great. I took Cycling with Kristy before break, which I also highly recommend. On the other hand, I low-key dread my coding class...plus, the summer is approaching and I have no concrete plans yet which is stressful. 

PC: Amber, who made me laugh. See below about my excitement about my new sneakers & jeans

PC: Amber, who made me laugh. See below about my excitement about my new sneakers & jeans

I look deceivingly really joyous here, but that's because I laugh easily, often, and very loudly at a lot of things. 

Now bear with me with these pics of my "back to school" outfit. My goal for the future is to dress like a put-together person despite being tired or stressed...That seems like a step towards adulthood. 

SO HAPPY ABOUT MY NEW SHOES brand: Golden Goose

SO HAPPY ABOUT MY NEW SHOES brand: Golden Goose