As a recent “graduate,” the thoughts and ideas I had during my year at Harvard are still unfolding. I am working on two fronts, continuing my writing for The New York Times and also addressing the changes in my profession in creative ways. The Fellowship confirmed my commitment to writing about our new “suburban immigrant nation,” as The Brookings Institution recently put it. It also made me realize once again how deeply I feel about being a reporter out in the field. I recently reported a story in Salinas, California — John Steinbeck’s ground — on a teacher who grew up as a migrant worker and has dedicated his life to teaching the children of farm-workers, many of whom live in dangerous and deplorable conditions.