Kyle Bertram

Kyle Bertram is passionate about math, science, art, and culture and wants to use these passions to make a positive, lasting impact on the world. During high school she was a member of the Integrated Global Studies School(IGSS), where English, History and Art were taught with a focus on students creating their own curriculum that connected the classroom with the outside world. Kyle wants to combine her global learning from IGSS with her love of math, science and art to become an engineer and plans to use her degree to help create technologies that will help people and positively impact their lives. Kyle's goals for this year include becoming fluent in Hindi, creating a close bond with her host family, and connecting with and helping the students she is teaching. Her favorite quote is "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken" - Oscar Wilde.


How to Make Dosa

As a follow up to my previous blog, entitled “My Year through Dosas”, I thought I’d send out my recipes for this amazing snack. There are many ways to make this dish, but I am just going to share the basic recipe and cooking instructions I have used an Ingredients • 1 cup urad dal…

30 May, 2017

My Year Through Dosa

Dosas were like my favorite food ever in India. In the most general sense dosa is a fermented lentil and rice crepe, but really it is so much more than that. This crepe would most often. served with warm spiced potatoes inside and coconut chutney and sambar, a spiced vegetable broth/soup, on the side. Dosas…

28 May, 2017

A Day in the Life

Okay, I know I titled this blog ‘A Day in the Life’, but don’t assume that this was every day for me. What I did in a day throughout the year changed, as I found new activities, changed host families and became more comfortable in Pune. Also what I did on a given day in…

28 May, 2017

Little Things

It is really hard to believe that I have been back from India for over a month. As the time as been passing, I’ve been remembering all of the things that I miss.. Specifically it is all of the little things I miss. Things like: • Having my students stand up when I walk into…

28 May, 2017

“How Was India?”

Now that I’m back home, I’ve been thinking about how to share my experience with others. It has been great getting to see my family and friends again, but one thing that has been on my mind is how to answer the question that I’ve been asked and I know I will be asked again,…

28 May, 2017

Moving Quickly, Going Nowhere

Highschool, school for that matter, has felt like a never ending track race. Every year I seemed to hit the reset button and just start a new lap. Even though I would go around the track, I always seemed to end up in the exact same spot that I started in. I would have learned…

28 August, 2016

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