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I started this poem while we were driving to our new house in Hayward. Recently, I have been having a lot of concerns about whether I will be able to fit in at this new university – to create a new home for myself.  150 more words

some days you feel small.

today is one of those for me.

I’m at home, snuggled under the covers of our couch-turned-bed  (leftover from this past week, when an old friend from college came to visit me <3. 339 more words


All About That Botox

I’m not the biggest fan of Botox injections. It’s not because of the needles or even the insurance battles, although neither of those helps matters. 590 more words


On Conferences (mostly Gordon conferences)

by Alison Ravenscraft

Attending research conferences is a roughly annual event in academic life (though some researchers go more or less frequently). Conferences are a way to communicate our work to the wider scientific community and, more importantly, to meet and network with researchers beyond the bubbles of our own labs and universities. 1,155 more words

Trainee Tuesday: How long should your PhD be?

Hello there bloggies! Welcome to this week’s Trainee Tuesday. A little while ago I blogged about how long I thought a post-doctoral fellowship should be (see the entry… 772 more words


Completing a year of grad school in London~

I went home to LA for two weeks at the end of June before my work placement began. There is nothing like returning home to help reflect on everything that has happened over the last few months. 263 more words



I pretty comfortable “winging it” in all situations.

I recall the first class I took in my master’s degree. My program adviser specifically informed all of us, that “winging it” is never going to work. 139 more words