One Day. All Kids. Shake Things Up.

Changemakers. Leaders. Innovators. Risk-takers. Community Activists. Are you a changemaker ready to make your mark on the world? Are you a strong leader ready to break oppressive systematic cycles and create a better tomorrow?

Click the link to see how Teach for America’s Greater Tulsa Region is changing the world each and every day.

One Day. All Kids. We are #GreaterTogether #TFAGreaterTulsa #ApplyToday

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Summer’s Over Already?

If I had a theme song for how my life has been going so far, I would immediately choose “Knuck If You Buck” and “F.A.V.O.R” by Kirk Franklin. (How about making a mashup of the two, lol) As happy as I am to be exploring a new city as a resident, as well as connecting […]

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Here’s the Real Tea…

It’s the end of Black History Month. It’s #MidtermsSZN. I’m tired. Everything’s happening at once. Why didn’t someone tell me that sometimes it’s hard?

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What’s good 2019?

2018 was really an odd year but the biggest push in 2018 was being uncomfortable….

It’s almost 2019, but how was 2018?

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Dreams. Denials. Deferrals.

It’s 2 AM. You’re up again trying to make the product presentation just right. You’ve emailed your graphic designer 12 times to see if they can tweak one little thing, You’re trying to schedule a photo shoot to make sure that you give clients the best first look, but you can’t decide on a photographer. […]

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And We’re Back…

Classes has started again, which means campus is full of new faces, confusing routes and the humidity and heat. It was nice to feel like Athens was kind of to myself all summer, but nonetheless, we’re back. BIG MILESTONE! (and Milestone #1) I moved into my first apartment.  It is finally nice to not have […]

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182 Days In…

The first day of summer has come and gone, but so has the first half of 2018. Many people use the midpoint of the year to evaluate the goals that they set and see what needs to be added, removed or adjusted. It seems like the first half has flown by, with the exception of […]

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Weathering the Storm

Happy Fall. Happy Quarter 4. Happy “2020 is almost here”. Those phrases mean nothing to me, because as a teacher, no day is the same. It is finally Fall Break and everyone in the building was just about over seeing 4929. But my distaste for work stems closer to home. I am sick of seeing […]

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Curing Sweet Tooths and Building Sweet Community

            TULSA, Ok. – It’s the First Friday of the Month and the downtown streets experience with Okies and visitors taking in the music, laughs and eclectic scenery. Tulsa’s history is already filled with changemakers; however, one unlikely place is bringing change in a way in which people have never experienced.              Antionette’s Baking Co is located […]

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Titans Get A Victory with Home- Field Advantage

TULSA, Ok. – Winds swept smoothly across students faces, while parents scanned the field with focused eyes. September 20th was the night: the first official football game at home. With the clock trickling down to the final seconds before kickoff, the announcer bellowed the starting lineup for the Mighty Titans. The sky illuminated with scarlet-orange rays […]

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New Perspectives.

For many of you that read my blog, I have always written about content that just sparks my mind and heart when I feel like it. However, there will be a new approach to writing (at least for the next 8 to 15 weeks). I’m bringing Grad School Life to alexasmakenzie.com So, for all the […]

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Every Millennial’s Must Have Apartment List

I’ve finally gotten settled into my apartment and life is going is so well thus far. Whether you’re getting your first apartment in a new city or changing apartments in a college town, here’s a list of things that make living on your own (or with roommates) so much easier (and not break the bank!) […]

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