Hannah Baker

APEX Fellowship | Hannah Baker

October 26, 2020   /  

Major: Undecided
Class Year: 2023
Faculty Mentor: Cody Leary

As a Literacy Intern at The Legacy Center, a non-profit in Midland, Michigan, I created and taught online classes on spelling and assistive technology for elementary students.

Hannah Baker will be online to field comments on Nov. 5 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

10 thoughts on “APEX Fellowship | Hannah Baker”

  1. Yoooo you’re literally the coolest person alive and I’m super proud of you!! I very much enjoyed learning more about your work with the Legacy Center, and I appreciated the emphasis you placed on the influence and guidance of your colleagues.

    You mentioned that you didn’t walk away from this experience knowing exactly what you want to do or where you want to go. As a student myself, I understand how difficult it is to make long-term decisions based on a single experience. With this in mind, I wondered if you could speak more on if or how your work with the Legacy Center affected your short term goals. Have your extracurricular activities, classes, hobbies, etc change at all after this summer?

    1. Thank you for watching my presentation!

      In response to your question, my experience impacted my short-term goals by encouraging me to draw more connections between my academic and career interests with my more personal outlets. For me this has looked like having more conversations with peers about the issues and causes I am invested in and the topics that come up in my classes. Also, I have tried to bring the things I am learning about and the perspective I have gained into things like creative writing which is something that I enjoy. Bascically I am working towards is removing the barrier between “school world” and “real world” to better engage wholistically with the interests I have.

  2. Hello Ms. Baker.
    I enjoyed watching your presentation. It seems as if you had a very successful experience.
    What would you say was the one area that you grew and developed the most as a result fo your time at the Legacy Center?

    1. Thank you for watching my presentation!

      I believe that the most growth I experienced throughout my time at the Legacy Center was in the area of self-confidence. Having the environment to create a whole project and run it drastically impacted my perception of my abilities and I was ultimately encouraged for the things I could be a part of in the future.

  3. I wanted to congratulate you both for receiving an APEX Fellowship and for the valuable work you did during the summer at the Legacy Center. I particularly appreciated in your presentation the emphasis that you placed on learning and community building. I know you said that you would not pursue teaching, but I am sure that you will excel in any career path you decide to take.

  4. Hannah,
    Thank you for your presentation. I’m glad you included the advice about reaching out to the organization that you’re interested in working with. It’s good to see students encouraging each other to be bold in the quest for internships.

    1. Thank you for watching my presentation!
      I think it is so crucial to be actively seeking opportunities and I am extremely grateful for how my experience at the Legacy Center worked out.

  5. Hannah – Thank you for your thoughtful narrative about combining your interests in education outside the formal classroom and non-profit work. You present yourself as having nerves of steel, especially considering all the uncertainties of starting your internship not only due to the pandemic but the terrible flooding Midland experienced. Congratulations on a successful summer.

    1. Thank you so much for watching my presentation!
      This summer had an admittedly chaotic start with the flooding but in hindsight that impacted my perspective on how valuable community work is and the Legacy Center’s role in that.

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