Joshua Shields

Josh is passionate about jazz, alternative hip hop, sociology, and medicine. Throughout high school, he was a head for his high school's Black Student Union, and an active member of other social activist clubs that push for gender and racial equality within the confinements of civil political discourse. His goals for this year are to gain proficiency in French and Wolof, to learn skills and trades that can become life-long assets, and to become a familiar face among the people within his host community. His favorite quote are the words of Salvador Dali. "Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it."


So This is It…

Senegal. The land of teranga, and the vast unknown to which I'll be plunging into shortly. It is a dive into a pool so deep I won't happen to surface from it for eight months. It looms like a titan in my imagination, its languages, customs, history, and overall presence unyielding thus far to my…

30 August, 2019

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Joshua Shields