Devoting my attention to this social venture has been rewarding both personally and professionally. I’m excited to meet the rest of the Educatrium team and look forward to what’s to come this summer.
Trey Miller studies Bioengineering at University of Pennsylvania. He is passionate about sustainable development and believes education is the first step. In his free time, Trey enjoys cooking with his friends and fostering stray cats.
Three weeks ago today was the day I came to China. It’s hard to believe I’ve been here for that long. Every day becomes an adventure so I haven’t really had any time to be bored enough to count the days. So far, I’ve visited Chengdu, Chongqing, and Guangzhou. Some of my favorite moments so far have come from wandering around the streets with students and observing everyday life. This is my first time in western China. I’m inclined to say I prefer the pace of life here as opposed to the stressful coastal cities.
Working with Educatrium has already taught me so much. I started meeting students during my first day in the office. I’ve visited schools and met with teachers and parents. From these discussions, I’ve learned to understand many of the challenges students face whether they be structural, personal, or social. These students face tremendous barriers to higher education and I’ve been working with them to develop solutions so they can achieve their goals.