Author Archives: Kati Fratesi

About Kati Fratesi

My name is Kati Fratesi and I am a senior at the University of South Florida, majoring in Psychology and focusing on leadership studies. I am an active member of many campus organizations, including Delta Gamma Fraternity, Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement Leadfellows and the National Society for Leadership and Success.

How This Course Has Changed My Life

I still can’t believe I’m sitting here writing my last blog for this class. This semester flew by and it’s mind-boggling that it is almost over. While trying to think of what to write about this week, I’ve looked over … Continue reading

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The Other Impact of Education

As the semester draws closer to an end, I’ve started reflecting on my own life and wondering what impact education has made on my life.  Without education, I wouldn’t have been blessed with the many opportunities I’ve been blessed with, … Continue reading

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An “Educational” Day

Today, our class received one of the greatest opportunities and privileges we could have ever asked for as regular civilians—we were allowed a detailed tour of the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa! A field trip in college? How cool is … Continue reading

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Opportunities

When I walked into class today, a very rewarding and encouraging sight welcomed me: carts full of boxes and school supplies waiting to be packed. There were probably around 20 boxes waiting to be sorted through, repacked, and taped up. … Continue reading

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Super People Doing Amazing Things

Wow. The semester is nearly ¾ of the way through, and April 1st is right around the corner. Who would have thought that our class would accomplish all that it has in the past three months? In three short months, … Continue reading

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Change for Change

Recently, I was home talking to my family about the school supplies drives we are hosting. My grandparents thought that it was a truly amazing cause, and I’m hoping to get some more supplies from them and their friends. The … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

Sitting in class today, we went around the room and shared our experiences for the past week. It was exciting to hear all of the amazing progress my classmates have made! Three students have already exceeded the amount they need … Continue reading

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Events, Events, Events!

HRH Edward of Wales once wrote, “He who whispers down a well about the goods he has to sell will never make as many dollars as he who climbs a tree and hollers.” In order to promote our school supplies … Continue reading

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Moving Forward

We are now halfway through this semester, and I feel as if time has flown by! We now only have half of a semester left to gain interest, plan a drive, collect 120 boxes of supplies and raise over $1,500. … Continue reading

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Making a difference: One Residence Hall at a Time

It is a commonality among college students that we do not pay attention to the latest news. Our current event knowledge is normally targeted around which stars are dating, and who is breaking up. We typically don’t pay attention to … Continue reading

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