Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

About Sarah Hanan


The Last Stop

Summer has finally come to an end. London was an amazing experience. Getting to work with Stop the Traffik for the last two weeks was the perfect way to end the summer. I enjoyed getting to work with the Global … Continue reading

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Happy trails!

As school starts back up and my time as a ManeGait intern comes to a close, I can only describe myself as incredibly grateful for the experience I had this summer. I learned so much in the past few months, … Continue reading

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The impact of mentoring

One fact I’ve learned from my experience working with kids in economically disadvantaged areas of Dallas this past summer is how critical mentoring can be to the educational achievement of a child. Children are faced with instructors of various types … Continue reading

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Retracing my steps: Reflections on Panama

While the past month I’ve spent working for Hope For the Silent Voices hasn’t been quite as riveting as the time I actually spent in Panama, it was satisfying in the sense that I could behold the fruits of my … Continue reading

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Knowledge is power: Dallas assists with humanitarian crisis

Over this past summer, Dallas has been a haven for refugees from crisis-stricken Iraq and Syria, while also assisting federal agencies with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Many Dallas advocacy organizations, nonprofits, and county officials are staying … Continue reading

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The long route to fight human trafficking

Before I head off to London, I had to make a stop at the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Attorney General’s Office in Austin. Human trafficking has had its long history in Texas, but what we are doing to … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Gopika is a senior majoring in economics and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She has internships with Refugee Services of Texas in Austin and Stop the Traffik in London. Continue reading

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Working together to solve inequities in education

Unfortunately, my summer at Arts for All has come to an end. I am so grateful to everyone at the LA County Arts Commission, and the generosity of the Maguire Center and Irby Family Foundation, for making this experience possible. … Continue reading

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I am woman, hear me roar

As I’m coming to the conclusion of my fellowship, I am growing increasingly attached to Nexus and the people there. However, I am grateful my time does not end here. I will be continuing my research beyond the fellowship, and … Continue reading

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Back to the future

An update from Residential Community Director Krystal K. Jones and Residential Life Assistant Director for Training & Development Eleanor Luna: As our group flies home to Dallas and traverses several time zones, there’s that eerie feeling of time travel. When … Continue reading

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