#Becomer Series: An Interview with Dr. K and Eastern Kentucky University graduate Eyouel Mekonnen

Kim Brown Barber, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Journey to Becoming, LLC and contributing author of Teaching through Challenges for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) interviews Eyouel Mekonnen for the #Becomer Series. He is a student at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). According to the school’s website, newly-elected student body president, Mekonnen, is the first international…

#Becomer Series: An Interview with Dr. K and CSUMB Graduate Harrell McDowell

Kim Brown Barber, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Journey to Becoming, LLC and contributing author of Teaching through Challenges for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) interviews Harrell McDowell for the #Becomer Series. He is a graduate from California State University, Monterey Bay and currently teaches English at Seaside High school, helping underserved students succeed. Tune…

#Becomer​ Series: An Interview with Dr. K and Brandi Day of iD.A.Y.dream

Kim Brown Barber, Ph.D. Founder and CEO of Journey to Becoming, LLC and contributing author of Teaching through Challenges for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) interviews Brandi Day, Chief Executive Officer of iD.A.Y.dream. The mission of iD.A.Y.dream is to help the next generation realize their dreams by providing inspiration through building character, exploration and intervention.…

Recent DACA Decision Leaves Students Uncertain

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration may not immediately proceed with its plan to end a program protecting about 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers from deportation, according to The New York Times. This program is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This came as a surprise…