If you’ve ever written a research paper, an article, or a think-piece, you’ve probably heard how important it is to cite your sources. In high school, my teachers made us hand-write our citations in MLA format A LOT. It was tiresome and I hated getting points taken off for misplacing a comma or a period. … Continue reading How to make your life easier by using a citation manager
HeLa cells have been instrumental in biomedical research and advancement, but few know the history of where the cells came from and how it entered the field of science.
Dear Susanna, You’re pretty freakin’ awesome. You are dearly loved by two hard-working immigrant parents. You are loved by a sister that will try and make your birthday special every year. You will have friends to laugh, cry, and get through life with. You will also meet someone special who you’ll have the most fun … Continue reading A Letter to My Younger Self
While obtaining my MA degree in International Development, I recall many moments when I felt jealous of my classmates who were able to articulate their words so well during discussions. The majority of my classes were discussion based and there were always a handful of students who dominated the space. When they spoke, words flew … Continue reading How to Feel Smart
I’m so honored to have been nominated by Teresa, Phd to Success, for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Teresa is pursuing a PhD in chemistry and posts incredible content on science and her mental health journey. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given from bloggers to fellow bloggers for writing inspiring, creative, and interesting content. To be honest, … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award
The 4th of July is a time for American citizens to celebrate the freedom that the original 13 colonies gained in 1776. American families celebrate the federal holiday by watching fireworks, having BBQ parties, seeing family, and sharing laughter. What we fail to recognize is the pain that this day brings to the Native people. … Continue reading Remembering our Natives
On June 15th, my first year as a PhD student officially came to an end. Though I still have research and teaching to do for the summer term, I took several days to relax and reflect on my journey as a first year. After a jumbled mess of reflections, here are five main themes that … Continue reading 5 Notes from a First-Year PhD Survivor
How can I support you? This is a question my partner asks me whenever I feel helpless, depressed, or anxious. Often times, I don’t know how to answer because I struggle to even know what I need in that moment.
For this week’s topic on Real World Problems, I collaborated with PhD to Success (IG: phd_to_success) to discuss vaccines and their role in public health.
As I reflect on my academic journey, I surprise myself on how far I’ve come. Pursing a PhD has pushed me beyond what I ever imagined I could be capable of. Never did I think I would commit to a lifestyle that is this demanding, emotionally draining, and mentally exhausting. Today, I tackle the challenge … Continue reading The limit does not exist