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So far Alyssa Rodriguez has created 21 blog entries.

Lessons in Movement

“I chose dance because my older sister did it, and I always wanted to do what she did. I started by taking a hip hop class and immediately fell in love. Dance gave me something to work for; there were always people who were better than me, and they motivated me to keep working […]
Lessons in Movement2022-01-27T20:34:45+00:00

Listen to This!

“In college, I majored in Japanese and worked on my school’s radio show. While working on the show I learned how to manipulate my voice to create different sounds, and it was fun. My college radio experience gave me the opportunity to move to Japan and become a DJ on a Tokyo station. People […]
Listen to This!2022-01-06T21:18:41+00:00

Dancing into Someone New

“My mom was always a dancer at heart, so, when I was three, she enrolled me in dance classes. She also opened a dance studio when I was seven  years old. Dancing was our thing, but it was also what made me closer to my sisters. Dancing was arguably what connected my family. I […]
Dancing into Someone New2021-09-22T19:08:54+00:00

Biking through Culture

“Many years ago, I joined a local bike club. I participated in organized rides and local challenges with set routes and rest stops. However, I found myself wanting even more of a challenge; I started doing 50-mile rides, then 100-mile rides, and even 200-mile rides– some of which I was the only female participating. […]
Biking through Culture2021-08-03T20:47:51+00:00

Solving the Puzzle

“I became interested in computer science at 14 when I saw my best friend’s older sister coding. She told me about her experience in the field and suggested I try it out.  My passion grew my Freshman year when I took an online computer science course through code camp; I began my own research. […]
Solving the Puzzle2021-07-16T17:06:35+00:00

Storytelling through a Snapshot

“I travelled a lot as a kid. My parents would always give me the family camera, and I got really into taking the pictures on the trips. When I went to high school, I started taking intro to photography classes. These classes rooted my passion for photography, but I knew I wanted to learn […]
Storytelling through a Snapshot2021-06-22T18:46:56+00:00

Traveling Tastes Better than Caviar

“I was a teacher for 40 years, and, once I retired, my husband and I traveled around the world. I retired in 2007, and we traveled until Covid hit. We went on about three to four big trips each year, from Europe to Australia to South Africa, really just all over. We loved all […]
Traveling Tastes Better than Caviar2021-06-09T20:28:28+00:00

Achieving the Dream

“When I was 11 or 12 MTV came out, and my friends and I would watch music videos straight through until dinner. I saw people playing instruments in the videos and I became obsessed. I would record the videos and teach myself how to play the music. MTV led to me organically loving movies […]
Achieving the Dream2021-05-27T19:42:01+00:00

Discovering Empathy

“When I was in the third grade I used to write stories in my poetry class. I guess my dad encouraged me as a kid to write. He was my first reader, and kept my first poetry book by his bed his whole life. Writing has kind of gone on throughout my whole life, […]
Discovering Empathy2021-05-19T22:51:50+00:00
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