Tour Guide at Clark University
Class of 2019
Hometown: Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo, Trinidad and Tobago
Major: Global Environmental Studies
Secondary Major: Urban Development
Minor: Creative Writing
My favorite class at Clark was Social Justice and the City with Professor Asha Best. It was my most challenging class, but the class that opened my eyes a lot. We produced zine on race, sexuality, gender, and class in Worcester!
I have a long list! Probably number one is going to Acoustic Java for coffee/smoothies in between classes with friends. The atmosphere in Acoustic Java, for some reason, really inspires my best pieces of writing and some of the best conversations. I once met a 97 year old veteran from Germany and spoke with him for an hour!
Right now, I'm working on a research project with Professor Asha Best on informal urban economies in South African townships. I did some pilot field research there, and I'm looking to make it into a transportation and mobilities project.
My most meaningful place on campus is the Mosaic Room where the Caribbean and African Student's Association meet every week. This is a re-claimed space for all the cultural clubs and it feels like home to me because all of our art and empowering quotes are all over the room, and that's our space to be ourselves.