After two years at Nueva, I’m saying good bye to a community of students, teachers, parents, and staff who have been a family to me. There are so many memories and lessons I have shared with this cohort of learners. …


This month, I started my second year of teaching.

After a year of stumbling through figuring out what it means to be a teacher and why I even became a teacher, I started this year feeling much more confident and prepared to embrace the uncertainty inherent in a classroom environment.


Amidst many concerning political decisions these past few weeks, I feel a mixture of hopeless, hopeful, and driven. …


A project done by students in my Robotics class and a representation of a semester’s worth of learning.

I recently wrapped up my first semester of teaching after my decision that education would be my next step after college, not engineering. In my classes, one of the lessons that I teach my students is that reflection is where much of the learning happens. …


With the election tomorrow, my friends and I were talking about what percent of voters are actually informed about what they are voting about apart from who they are voting for president. We decided on less than 1%, with the more optimistic of us going as high as 25–30%. Then…


Recent years have been riddled with economic, political, and social scandals that have put America’s integrity in question. The Flint Water Crisis caused serious health problems for residents, as government officials chose to hide information about dangerous levels of lead in the water. Theranos, a blood testing start-up, has been…


The question of what makes humans unique becomes ever more pressing as advances in AI make much of today’s labor force expendable. If machines can replace most of today’s jobs, it becomes essential to determine what work still requires a decidedly human factor. From truck driving to retail careers, the…


a photo of the farm that really doesn’t do the place justice

About a month ago, my friends and I stayed at a dairy farm in Vermont to relax a bit before finals. With its rolling hills and endless fields of grass, it was a huge contrast to Boston’s industrialized skyline.

After settling in, we went to explore the farm. We made…


MIT Commencement 2016

I graduated from MIT a week ago. That day, as I walked among the sea of capped and gowned graduates, I realized how this momentous end to my undergraduate career ironically made me feel wholly insignificant. With all of us in our uniform attire receiving our uniform degrees, I was…


me doing things I’m (irrationally) afraid of

Fear drives a lot of our worst decisions, causing us to react emotionally rather than act rationally. We escalate fights because we fear that if they win, we lose. Stifling management systems stay in place because people fear losing control. …

Connie Liu

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