I am in my first year as a GSP alum, and the real world moves fast! I am taking a gap year between undergrad and grad school, and enjoying the sights, sounds, and squirrels of our famous Tree City. Currently, I am working as a barista at Starbucks - purveying addictive substances and energizing the campus community. I have a second job in advising for LSA at UM working as a Peer advisor. External to work, I intend to begin studies at UM's School of Social work this Fall 2013 focusing in Community Organizing and Policy/Advocacy. Now being more removed from the program, I can name the skills and experiences that GSP helped me foster from collaborative communication to self-reflection to critical thinking.