"Participating in Summer of Service was like marching through a procession of lessons."

"I began with so many ideas and expectations, but I had to come to terms with a world of different ideas and exceptions. This procession of lessons has helped me prepare for a career devoted to bringing peace, possibility and beauty to the world. While this may seem as idealistic as I sounded the day of my Summer of Service interview, I assure you that there is a big difference. I bring a fresh perspective to my work— a new 20/20 vision built on idealism and realism, hope and practicality, dream and honesty." - From Civic Matters Issue #2, Procession of Lessons.

Shayna Israel '08
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Major: sociology

Note: Shayna Israel '08 is working toward a degree in sociology. She currently leads a poetry/rap club for high school students through the Praxis program and participates in the Teaching and Learning Initiative. Shayna is a member of the Bryn Mawr College feminist rap crew 3X a LADY CREW and is actively pursing her career as a rapper, teacher and performance poet.

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Shayna Israel '08