2017 was life-changing, but 2018 was nothing short of a rollercoaster. In 2018, I read, wrote, learned, traveled, made big decisions, took risks, and invested in many relationships that were important to me. 2018 brought this sense of urgency in everything that I did. Perhaps it was the sentimental feelings that came with graduating, or even just the general desire to seize my youth, but I felt that there was just so much to learn, to see, to process, and to grow towards, and that I needed to do it all now.
May 10, 2016
I met a 22-year-old boy on the side of Fullerton St. in Lincoln Park, Chicago.
He held a cardboard sign with his head down. “Hungry.” Next to him was a Holy Bible; on his neck, a simple red rosary.
My uncle, after falling ill as a child, became deaf-mute, leaving the world of sound. I spent several days with him this summer (in rural China, where he lives) in silent communion. Continue reading
Thanks to the recommendations of various friends and mentors, I have tried out many productivity apps/tricks over the years that I would like to share! Here are a few that I have found incredibly useful and beneficial to productivity (in and outside of lab), and will continue to use in 2018:
I was fortunate enough to have been awarded an undergraduate travel grant to attend Cosyne 2016 in my sophomore year at Rice. This was the first conference I ever attended, and Anne Churchland (who played a huge role in getting funding for this travel grant) encouraged us to blog about our experiences. Here’s my account!
Disclaimer: This is a page I wrote back in 2016 before the neuroscience major at Rice was finally approved in December 2017. Some of this information is still useful, so I thought I’d leave it here for any future students who are interested in more of a computational path into neuroscience.
“What I wish I had known as a freshman.” This page is dedicated to the advice I would give my first-year self as an undergrad interested in neuroscience. Continue reading