About Priscilla

Hello Everyone! I'm Priscilla! I am studying English and Philosophy here at The College of Saint Rose. The people in my life are always my greatest inspiration, as well as source of motivation. I enjoy dabbling in various activities, involving myself in several clubs and organizations on campus. I love doing service work and volunteering in my free time. I will never be too old for coloring with crayons.

The Fruits of Our Labor

Hello There!

The Chalk Maverick strikes again! (credit: Priscilla Ly)

The Chalk Maverick strikes again! (credit: Priscilla Ly)

There’s been plenty of activity since my last post and my return to Albany and Saint Rose. Recently, I along with twenty women from the college (twenty undergraduates and one staff member–Hi Mary!) headed to a community garden to volunteer our time for Reach Out Saint Rose. Reach Out Saint Rose is a day where Saint Rose students, alums, staff, friends, and family give their time and efforts to volunteering at various locations in the community. This year marked the 17th consecutive year, with a whopping number of volunteers greater than 800!

This year, our group had the pleasure of working with Capital District Community Gardens (CDCG). CDCG started in 1975 as a community service project. Their vision is to connect people and communities in order to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on health by equipping people with the resources to do so. Capital District Community Gardens has their hands on various endeavors, which include: Community Gardens, The Veggie Mobile, The Produce Project, The Healthy Convenience Store Initiative, The Taste Good Series, Squash Hunger, and Urban Greening!

Reach Out Saint Rose allowed individuals at each site to not only learn about the organization they were working with, but to become more familiar with one another within the group. It was wonderful to see my residents (Hello Lima 3 Gals!) interact with each other as they pulled or raked vines, harvested winter squash, or shoveled compost. For me, it is not just the change(s) that can be made during that day of service–it’s the impressions and relationships that ultimately come about from the activities throughout the day.

Cheesin' it up (photo courtesy of Mary Grondahl)

Cheesin’ it up (photo courtesy of Mary Grondahl)

Goodbye, Hello

At the end of the road! (credit: Priscilla Ly)

At the end of the road! (credit: Priscilla Ly)

It has been really difficult for me to sum up my experience in Juneau and at the city museum, perhaps with the exception of the word ‘magical’. However, I find that I am not too reluctant to leave because I have this overwhelming feeling that I am only saying, “See you later”. What makes this transition is that I will be embarking on a new journey soon!

This fall, I will be entering my junior year, along with being a resident assistant for a group of freshmen girls in Lima Hall. On top of that, I will continue to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations on campus (Adventure! Club, Identity, and Philosophy Club, to just name a few).

While I was originally a bit devastated about my summer quickly coming to a close, I am excited to be heading back to see loved ones and jump right into new adventures!  So stick around, you’re not done hearing from me yet! (Hi Kayla, that was a public declaration of my agreement to blogging this year)

(credit: Priscilla Ly)

Alter the Ending

"1 Mi To End"--An indicator on the Perseverance Trail (credit: Priscilla Ly)

“1 Mi To End”–An indicator on the Perseverance Trail in Juneau (credit: Priscilla Ly)

Once upon a time, an intern came to Juneau, Alaska to work at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The intern had such a great time that she decided to stay. Forever. Okay, maybe not forever. However, I did just tell a true story. The museum actually has a history of retaining its interns! Jodi, the current Curator of Collections & Exhibits was the intern at the museum before me! In fact, I am also still in Juneau! But don’t fret, I’m only here for the remainder of this week.

I will be spending my last week aiding our Curator of Public Programs, Marjie, facilitate Juneau Explorers—a day time summer program aimed at children ages 8 to 11 run by the city museum. Yesterday (Monday), we learned about the Tlingit culture from native guest speakers and exhibits at the city and state museum. We will continue to embark on adventures every day. By the end of the week, the Juneau Explorers will have learned about thousands of years of Juneau’s history through activities such as a geology walk at Mendenhall Glacier, a voyage through the former operating AJ Mines, and more!

I’m really excited about getting to spend my last week in Juneau this way!

The Explorers got to recreate miniature models of the native vestments that they saw. (credit: Priscilla Ly)

The Explorers got to recreate miniature models of the native vestments that they saw. (credit: Priscilla Ly)

Until next time!