Very early in my educational career I found learning was my niche. I was constantly consuming knowledge through as many mediums as I could. Whether it was reading, writing, watching movies, listening to music, watching presentations, or just enjoying the outdoors, learning seemed to come naturally. Regardless of this, I struggled through the fog of school years that were grades K-12. Getting an "A" was never the issue, but finding the relevance in my duty as a student seemed to elude me. I supplemented my classroom experiences with as many clubs, sports and arts as I could to help ease me through the school day. By the time I reached college I was a learning robot, spitting out knowledge as I consumed it, rarely digesting as my brain gorged itself. When I reached graduate school, the relevance of my content choices seemed clear, but I quickly became wary of the political nature of graduate degrees. I struggled through classes while finding solace in Service-Learning. I volunteered with students in Detroit and worked with non-profits to make learning relevant. I focused my energy on empowering students to use their energies to work in the communities in which they lived. In 2008