Photo by Joshua Newton

I was with some academicians and practitioners from around the U.S. this week and we were talking about how many of us are actually hybrids of the two roles - we are both researchers and youth workers.

A new term was suggested:  pracademic.  I love it.  It’s a bit awkward to say, and it triggers my spell checker, but I still love it.

My name is Kara, and I’m a pracademic.