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About kaciesegovia

My name is Kacie Segovia. I am a student at USF with a double major in psychology and criminology. I have the hopes to attend graduate school to attain a PhD in counseling and development. From there I am interested in building my career around helping at risk children in and out of the country. My ultimate goal is to use my life and opportunities as the means in which children may be provided with the ability to attain an education for themselves in areas where going to school is more a dream than a reality.

Reflections From The Real World

“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself” -John Dewey This concept phrased so well by an educational reformer and philosopher is one that is not reflected commonly in a classroom.  It is all too often that students … Continue reading

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Gratitude for a Great Semester

Today in class we received one of the last assignments we will have for the semester.  It was to begin writing well-deserved thank you letters to all the people and organizations that have helped us be so successful.  But first … Continue reading

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Learning Humility

Once again I am reminded of how privileged I am to be surrounded by people who choose to live their lives in service of others. Giving up not only time with family but potentially their lives is a humbling thought … Continue reading

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Learning from my Little Sister

Today’s class was literally filled with school supplies.  Boxes and boxes were packed, taped, and loaded.  Even though the semester is winding down the boxes are still adding up.  Not only are people still collecting supplies but people are still … Continue reading

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The Pressure’s Off! (but the need remains)

People who give, give for different reasons.  Recognition, feelings of worth, or the knowledge of what they did will help to create change.  Despite these differences people who give usually share one thing in common, which is the idea that … Continue reading

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Tribute to the Charity of Others

To gauge how successful you truly are you must have at one point been at risk of or intimately familiar with un-success.  As one who has indeed been familiar with such I am encouraged to say I have been very … Continue reading

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Pens With A Mission: Filling In A More Promising Future

Finally the pens have been packed.  It turns out 669 of the purple pens that BiC donated fills one box.  They will soon be on their way to find a permanent home in the hand of a child in Afghanistan.  … Continue reading

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Ladies Without Limits

The date is set.  We stop collecting supplies on USF’s Tampa campus April 22nd.  We are already fast forwarding into March and all I can think of is I need more.  Sure I have already received a donation of pens, … Continue reading

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Out of Panic Comes 3,000 BiC Pens

Remember that first post about having 39 pens, 23 pencils, and so on.  Well it’s time for an update.  I now have 3039 pens, thanks to BIC Corporation.  It all happened because I was dreadfully ill.  You see I was … Continue reading

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Superladies: Nothing is Impossible

In Greg Mortenson’s book “Three Cups of Tea” Christiane Letinger, a wife to a mountaineer, is quoted as saying about Tara Bishop, Mortenson’s wife, “How many women would have the strength and vision to let the father of their children … Continue reading

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