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(still) Home Alone

My first semester of graduate school, I was super homesick- Like call my Mom crying every day (okay, sometimes multiple times per day) homesick.

I remember making it to Halloween, where Kate and I dressed like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and went to a party at a friend’s apartment. 382 more words

When Life Sucks

November 28th 2015: Thought of the Day

I have not posted on this blog for a while. I rationalized that I needed to get “serious” and “grow up.” I cannot be frittering away my time writing on this blog. 316 more words

Thought Of The Day

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

Thesis time!

To be honest, I’ve been slowly chipping away at my thesis since the summer, but I’m really starting to lock down and make some progress recently. 450 more words


Guidelines for PBGG students interested in teaching careers

In a previous post I presented a proposal for a certificate program, developed by myself and fellow PBGGer Amanda Lavelle, that would serve UC Davis biology grad students interested in teaching careers. 1,922 more words



A few months back, I was hit with a bolt of lightning.

Okay, okay — I’m being metaphorical. No, it wasn’t a literal bolt of lightning, but it shook up my world, just the same. 2,264 more words

Los Angeles

Possible impossibilities

Over the last year, I’ve come to realize that one of the major downsides to writing up your thesis is sitting behind a desk for 16 hours a day – especially when you’re used to spending lots of your time outside.  1,039 more words


Writing Difficulties and Fears

So often I have had difficulties writing, and I either put it all aside or just push through. However, right now I am working on my personal statement and portfolio to apply to grad school. 510 more words