In 2011, as a recent graduate and a new faculty member, I attended the Macy program with an eagerness to become enculturated into a global learning community and an excitement to launch my academic career.
My project was ambitious and probably too big of an undertaking for someone fresh out of training. I was seeking to correlate our home-grown milestone-based evaluation system with a validated test of emotional intelligence. My project group was intrigued by this idea and contributed constructive suggestions to help me move forward. I left the Macy program convinced that my project would be a smashing success.