Today, I’m 10.

On September 11, 2001, I was a sixth grader sitting in a second period social studies in New Jersey when my teacher unexpectedly answered her phone a few minutes into class. Her husband, a truck driver, wanted to know if she’d heard about the attacks on the Twin Towers. Twenty years later, my memory of […]

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Diversify My Reading List: Q2 2021

Last quarter, I posted about my goal to diversify my reading list in 2021. It’s hard to believe that another quarter has flown by — it’s time to post what I read in Q2 (plus the July 4th holiday weekend). As a reminder, I’m classifying these books and authors based on information that’s disclosed by […]

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Taking care of my hair is the least efficient part of my day

Over the past year and a half, I’ve optimized many aspects of my life. I’ve decluttered around 50 bags of stuff from my 1-bedroom apartment. Despite my hatred of leftovers, I’ve started cooking or buying meals in bulk. I organized my entire life in Notion, including everything from personal finance to healthy habits to shopping […]

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Does it make things worse?

This was the question posed to me when I was recently opining that I was feeling burnt out and my usual little tricks for feeling better were doing nothing. Hanging up the laundry, organizing underneath my kitchen sink, and taking out the trash – the type of household chores that clear space and usually make […]

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Decluttering is a bad place to end your minimalism journey

Towards the end of 2019, I finally did something about the clutter in my apartment. I was overwhelmed long before that, but I had no idea how to tackle the problem. Luckily, 2019 was the start of the minimalist craze. Reading Gretchen Rubin’s Outer Order, Inner Calm and watching Tidying Up with Marie Kondo were […]

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Diversify My Reading List: Q1 2021

I am reading more books this year by authors representing demographics typically missing on my reading list and in publishing in general. On my Read and Reading lists this quarter, there’s three authors of color and one aroace author, representing three different countries.

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Normalcy isn’t the answer

person working on a laptop, which is resting on a blanket

Last week, I tweeted this: According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, normal is according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle. Based on this definition, nothing about our current state of affairs can be normal. It’s not normal for there to be a pandemic… that’s impacting the entire world… and preventing anyone […]

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Career move: Marketing and Communications at Addgene

I’m excited to announce that I have started a new role as the Marketing and Communications Manager at Addgene in Watertown, MA! Addgene is a nonprofit plasmid repository that supports open science and reagent sharing. I will be advancing the data-driven marketing strategy at Addgene as part of the Outreach Team. I’m very excited to move […]

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Shortlisted for the Nature Research Award

Nature Research Award "Meet the shortlist" announcement with black and white photos of the 10 shortlisted nominees.

I’m thrilled to have made the shortlist for the Nature Research Innovating Science Award on behalf of Letters to a Pre-Scientist! This award recognizes initiatives that support the advancement of women and girls in STEM worldwide. I am passionate about making STEM and STEM careers accessible to everybody, and it’s an honor to be recognized […]

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