Back from an impromptu hiatus!

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted. I didn’t mean to take a hiatus, but sometimes life happens and before you know it you’re living in the moment instead of blogging about it. I also think that I got caught up in the “newness” of blogging, and that it became overwhelming. You know what I’m talking about–trying…

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Do #blacklivesmatter in STEM?

Do STEM fields care about black/brown lives? As scientists, do we talk about racism, sexism, homophobia at all? Or are we invisible, even in academia? I recently wrote about the Pulse shootings in Orlando, FL, and how the attack on the LGBT community tore me apart. I spent a lot of days mourning over the…

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Fourth of July: Weekend Writing

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! I celebrated Independence Day by sleeping in, eating home-made lasagna, and buying some much-needed jeans from American Eagle. I typically get my denim from Target, but I’ve found that the quality of clothes has really deteriorated. I usually love walking into Target and grabbing a cute shirt/dress/pair of jeans as I grocery shop, but…

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Happy 2 year Chitown-versary!

Two years ago, I hopped on a plane and found myself in Chicago. I had no idea how to use public transportation, so I paid $50 to have the taxi drive me up the street to my housing assignment. It also had not settled in that I was going to be sleeping in a new city without…

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Memorial Day Weekend

It is uncommon that both Shey & I have a full weekend off, let alone a 3-day weekend. Don’t get me wrong–I love being at the bench. However, I also love to sleep in and binge-watch The Walking Dead. Not going to lie–I’ve cried at least three times each episode. Something about the zombie apocalypse just…

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