2021

Tracking My Phd Progress

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This is a draft page! Content here is a work-in-progress and will be changing drastically over the next few weeks

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2020

The iceberg of science

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Have you ever heard of the iceberg metaphor? The distinction between what people see and what they do not? If you have not, check out the image below:

My first indepedent poster presentation!

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A week ago, I received an email from Teacher College’s Academic Festival coordinator informing me that my thesis research is 1 of 9 finalists for their Innov...

Introducing FLi Sci!

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Earlier this summer, I (prematurely)1 launched FLi Sci (short for First-Gen/Low-Income Scientists). The aim of this website is to consolidate resources for s...

New scarcity scenarios!

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For my MS thesis, I want to explore how poverty may affect learning and memory by exploring alternative means of inducing stress in both teens and adults. In...

Why we need more “#ShutDownSTEM”

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June 10th was a historic day for science: thousands around the world participated in the #ShutDownSTEM or #ShutDownAcademia protest. According to the offici...

Resources for supporting URMs in STEM

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Recently I was able to work with several scientists on a resource guide to help recruit and retain underrepresented groups in science—please feel free to tak...

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2019

Why I am afraid to write

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Note from author: This post was transferred from my Medium page on April 19th, 2020. All future blog posts will be posted on my GitHub page.

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2017

Reflections of a college senior

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When I first came to Brown, I remember telling myself how my destiny would not be determined based on where I got educated; that my values of making an impac...

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2016

Things all college students do

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I’ve seen a lot of articles about “Things X Kind of People Do” or an iteration that defines people based on certain characteristics. Like this video that my ...

Why do you want to go abroad?

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Imposter syndrome—a familiar sentiment that resonates with a slew of college students. Imposter syndrome is the feeling that your status as a college student...

Why studying abroad can be uncomfortable

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To say the least, this has been a very tumultuous week. Terence Crutcher was murdered—not accidentally killed—murdered by yet another police officer back in ...

A wrap on core course week

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Ah yes, Core Course week, perhaps one of the hallmarks that makes DIS a very unique study abroad program. On Monday, Human Health & Disease Section B wen...

Why you should fail

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“We learn most from our failures.” “Failure is an opportunity for learning and growth.” “It’s not a matter of how many times we fall but how we get ourselves...

Yes Denmark, We are here

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These past few months have been, to say the very least, difficult. I know that for most people, touring the world is supposed to be one that instills automat...

Finding hygge in my life

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During the first day of my Danish Language and Culture class, I was astonished to learn that Denmark was unfamiliar with “trigger warnings” or “safe spaces.”...

Being a DIS student

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Copenhagen and the DIS program have quickly kept true to their word by providing an elating experience in such a short amount of time. These past few days ha...

Going outside the lines

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I remember when I was in elementary school I had this tendency to not follow instructions. My teachers viewed it as an act of rebellion and early signs of de...

Embracing the unknown; fearing the known

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To be completely honest: I’m pretty nervous to go to Copenhagen. Though, I am sure that this sentiment is mutual for a large majority of the mass exodus of i...

A trip down memory lane

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Something I realized about my upbringing before I left for college was the silence—the silence specifically about college. Discussion regarding my preparatio...

My first-gen experience at Brown

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I think one of my greatest strengths is my confidence. I never doubt my abilities to succeed in any context or standards I set for myself, and rarely do I al...

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2015

The four types of fun

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I had the distinct privilege of embarking on a life-changing—and I truly mean it when I say “life-changing”—experience with the National Outdoor Leadership S...

Words will never hurt me

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I remember a point in my life when being different was dangerous. A period when words such as “smart”, “amicable”, and “Hispanic” were replaced with derogato...

Don’t check the pricetag

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Financial aid was the number one component when compiling my college list. I didn’t care much about academic programs (because the school itself would not ha...

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2014

Why I Hate Brown

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This blog was previously posted on the I’m First! Scholarship Blog Series and recently migrated here to my personal site.

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