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A summer spent learning the ropes in Residence Life, building a bakery business

Student Voice: Honey Huang '22
Bihui “Honey” Huang is a senior from from Islamabad, Pakistan

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Bihui “Honey” Huang is a senior from from Islamabad, Pakistan.

How did you spend your summer? What exciting projects did you get up to?

"My summer was very productive as I was involved in different things. One of the highlights was the summer apprenticeship at the Residence Life department. I got a 360 experience of what a professional staff in this field does and what goes on behind the scenes. I also got the opportunity to continue a project called the Living Learning Program that I started with two of the Residence Life coordinators last summer. This is something we hope to push out for phase two, and provide the DKU students with more opportunities to live, learn and lead.

"I was also one of the students who initiated the Women, Gender, Diversity Initiative at DKU. Although we are not an official entity yet, we have received funding from the Humanities Research Center for a series of seminars we will organize this academic year. We will be working closely with our core faculty group to offer different talks, conversations and workshops to the DKU community on the topic of body liberation and feminism.

"Last but not least, I helped a close friend launch her dessert business here in Islamabad. I got to pursue my love for baking and assisted with setting up a home-based venture. A lot was happening this summer, but I am grateful for all the opportunities, as I got to grow and develop necessary skills for the future."