Sunshine Blogger Award Q&A

I am thrilled to announce that this week I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!! Also, there's a wonderful irony that I'm nominated for the "sunshine" award when it's been raining for three days straight. The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to bloggers by other bloggers for writing positive, creative, and inspiring … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award Q&A

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The Fireworks In Your Brain

Fireworks on the 4th of July are one of my favorite activities of the summer. But in addition to celebrating Independence Day, they have a special meaning for me. My birthday is on July 5th, and when I was younger going to a fireworks celebration the night before was extra exciting. My parents and I … Continue reading The Fireworks In Your Brain

The Sweetest Way To Learn About Neurons

What is a neuron?A neuron is a nerve cell that sends electrical signals to communicate information across long (and short) distances in your body. It is commonly called the basic functional unit of the nervous system. Your body contains a vast meshwork of interconnected neurons that help sense our environment, analyze information, and carry out … Continue reading The Sweetest Way To Learn About Neurons

What Does a PhD Weekend Actually Look Like?

Since joining twitter, I've noticed that many PhD students have captioned their working weekend tweets with the hashtag #phdweekend. Sometimes these posts are motivational and inspire others during long hours of writing. Other times you can feel the anguish and internal struggle of needing to work while wanting to relax. Whether it's maintaining cell cultures … Continue reading What Does a PhD Weekend Actually Look Like?

Who am I and Why am I Blogging?

As a 24-year old single woman, holiday family gatherings are always accompanied by the same questions, “Are you seeing anybody?” "Why don't you have a boyfriend?" “You don’t get very much vacation time, do you?” Only after they’ve finished interrogating on these topics, do they eventually ask, “How’s grad school? What are you researching?” Now, … Continue reading Who am I and Why am I Blogging?