Emma Mayer is a high school senior from Boulder, CO. She will be working on website analytics.

 

Meet Cultures of Dignity’s newest intern!

Cultures of Dignity: Tell us a little about yourself!

I am going to be a senior at Dawson School in Lafayette in the fall. I was born in Boston, MA and soon after moved to California, and then about eight years later I finally moved to Colorado which is by far my most favorite state I have lived in. One of my favorite things to do is to go skiing with my friends and to go hiking with my family and dogs.

Why are you working with Cultures of Dignity this summer?

This summer I chose to work with Cultures of Dignity because I want to help make people around the world have basic human rights. I also strongly believe in Cultures of Dignity’s mission, that everyone deserves dignity no matter who they are. I am interested in possibly studying psychology in college and I felt that this internship would introduce me to that field of study. 

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

If I could have any superpower it would be to stop time. During my Junior year of high school I’ve had very little time to do anything but school, homework, and ACT prep.  Being able to stop the time would enable me to get my homework done earlier in the day and I could maybe even watch an extra episode of Netflix or hangout with my friends. 

What projects will you be working on with CoD?

This summer I will be working on with CoD on website analytics, and getting Tiny Guides to more young people, parents, and educators around the world! I will also be giving feedback on lessons and content. 

What is an issue you see in schools you want to fix?

An issue that I see in schools that I want to fix is kids putting labels on their peers. For example, one might be known as the smart kid or the mean kid etc. These labels have negative effects on kids mental health because they might be known as a nerdy kid while someone else is known as being cool which never feels very good. A lot of times the nerdy kid will put themselves out there in unhealthy ways so that they can become cool like some of the other kids.