Serene Issa

Day in the Life: Serene Issa

Owaves Team Student

A Day in the Life: Serene Issa Meet Serene Issa, a Community Developer at Owaves! Serene will be a senior at the University of California, San Diego this fall and is studying Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience. She has lived in a few different places growing up, being born in Arizona and then moving across the world to Abu Dhabi, UAE where she spent …

Day in the Life: Calo Huang

Owaves Team Student

Day in the Life: Calo Huang   Meet Calo Huang, a community developer at Owaves! Calo is currently in Canberra, Australia where he is pursuing a master’s in Science Communications. His passion for health and circadian rhythms is not only reflected in his work at university and Owaves, but also in his day-to-day life. Calo makes sure to incorporate exercise and relaxation …

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Day in the Life: Madi Coli

Owaves Team Student

Day in the Life: Madi Coli   This week we are featuring Madi Coli, a Community Developer at Owaves from Mountain View, California! She will be a junior at University of San Diego in the fall and is double majoring in Marketing and Environmental Studies. Madi loves spending time outdoors and is passionate about living a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle. When she isn’t working …

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Day in the Life: Elaine Fang

Owaves Team Student

Day in the Life: Elaine Fang   Meet Elaine Fang, a community developer at Owaves! Elaine recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a Psychology BSc and business minor and will be pursuing a Social and Organizational Psychology Masters at the London School of Economics in September. As a mental health advocate, Elaine is big on developing healthy habits …

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer

Day in the Life: Nelson Mandela “Madiba!” That is what the people lovingly called Nelson Mandela. The human rights violations and the discriminatory policies of the Apartheid in South Africa compelled many, including Mandela, to fight. Most people outside of South Africa are unaware of Apartheid; this form of institutionalized racial segregation existed from 1948 to the early 1990s. Mandela, as a …

Day in the Life: Katherine Johnson

Owaves Team Scientist

Day in the Life: Katherine Johnson   Anyone who has heard of the book and movie Hidden Figures knows of Katherine Johnson, the NASA mathematician who made groundbreaking discoveries. Growing up in a time when segregation was still a reality, Mrs. Johnson overcame many struggles. She was one of the three Black students to integrate West Virginia’s graduate schools. She was a …

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks

Owaves Team Activist

Day in the Life: Rosa Parks   I remember first learning about Rosa Parks in elementary school. When I heard how she defied the status quo by staying put in her seat on the bus that day in 1955, I was empowered by her fearlessness. Through time, it made sense that more than fearlessness, it was fatigue. She was tired of being …

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Day in the Life: Barack Obama

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer, Politician

Day in the Life: Barack Obama   When Barack Obama became the first Black president 12 years ago, it was not only a historical moment, but it was also a victory for Black communities who wanted proper representation for their voices. While president, he made several decisions to tackle the social and economic disparities in America. He made health insurance more accessible, …

Muhammad Ali's O or 24-hour day plan, with icons that represent his various activities and his photo in center

Day in the Life: Muhammad Ali

Owaves Team Activist, Boxer, Olympian Leave a Comment

  Day in the Life: Muhammad Ali The Greatest Boxing Activist It has been 4 years since three-time heavyweight champion, Olympic gold-medalist and American hero Muhammad Ali passed away, and he continues to remind us of the battles people like him had faced and still face in America. Ali lived a colorful life, fought for individual freedom in the truest sense of …

Doris Holding roses

Day in the Life: Doris Sherk

Owaves Team Centenarian

Day in the Life: Doris Sherk The pandemic has changed a lot of lives. It has particularly made it difficult for the elderly who are an at-risk population. Centenarians have been through the various trials this world has presented to them including the 1918 pandemic, the Great Depression, and World War II. While this population has been vulnerable, several have overcome SARS-COV-2. …