COE in 3: Jess Reed

September 26, 2022

Each week, we ask a member of the College of Education grad student community to share three picks related to one of their passions. This week’s feature is Curriculum, Instruction & Teacher Education doctoral student Jess Reed.

Jess Reed, CITE doctoral student: I love being from Detroit! I want to share three of my favorite spots in the city:

  1. Detroit Sip is a Black woman-owned coffee shop in Northwest Detroit. It is community-centered, aesthetically affirming, and spacious. Before the pandemic, I would host writing groups there. If you’re ever looking for a place to chill or work (away from East Lansing/Lansing), check them out. 
  2. The Griot Music Lounge is a soulful sonic lover’s dream. Known as an “intimate listening lounge and bar,” it is a mellow spot with a whole lot of vinyl records to peruse and enjoy. 
  3. The Milliken State Park and Harbor is just near the Detroit River. In the warmer months, you gotta steal some time by the water (you’ll notice Canada just across the river). This park is also close to the Dequindre Cut Greenway, which is a cool pathway between the River Walk and Eastern Market

“COE in 3” will spotlight the College of Education grad student community â€” students, faculty and staff â€” in the weeks ahead. Read Dean Jerlando F. L. Jackson’s picks from our last issue on the Grad Link website.