WERE YOU ABLE TO GET MUCH SLEEP WHILE ON ASSESSMENT?
I was up pretty late most nights following up on the day’s meetings and finalizing details for my trip to Japan the following week. But I did manage to sneak in a few hours.
WHAT WAS A TYPICAL MEAL FOR YOU?
I ate a lot of California kale salads and green juices with all the fixins - spirulina, chlorella, moon dust. When in Rome :)
HOW WAS THE TRAFFIC IN LOS ANGELES?
Traffic was heavy, but most of the project partner offices are located near our hotel, so we never had to drive too far.
ANY CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS?
After our final meeting, as we were driving back to our hotel, we jokingly commented that we were disappointed that we hadn’t spotted any celebrities. Just then, we looked out the window, and what do you know, there was Khloe Kardashian.
WHAT WAS THE MOST SURPRISING THING ABOUT LOS ANGELES?
I have always thought of LA, and Hollywood in particular, as really competitive. So I think I was most surprised by the warm welcome we received from our project partners – many of whom are Professor McGee’s former colleagues. It’s obvious that their commitment to creating a powerful learning opportunity for our students is deeply-rooted in their respect for Professor McGee.
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT IN LOS ANGELES?
On the last night of our trip, Professor McGee took us on an amazing driving tour of LA. We just wrapped a week of really productive project meetings and logistics assessments, so we were all in great spirits.
Just when we thought Professor McGee’s tour couldn’t get any better, he turned the corner just in time for us to catch the sunset at Santa Monica Pier.
My rose was sitting around a table with project partners brainstorming potential projects for the students.