02.23.17 Update

It’s been awhile since my last post. I’m currently on my second semester of graduate school, and things have slowed down so much since the first semester. So, to catch up: I’m currently on my 3rd rotation, and I’m quite enjoying it. The smaller lab dynamics is reminiscent of my favorite undergraduate lab, where I…

09.17.16

Since it’s my first semester of grad school, the program does not allow us to take any other classes aside from our main ones. That means no ballet classes for 4 months! The ballet classes at the university gym offers ballet 1 and 2, but the classes meet only once a week for an hour and…

Status of 1st Week: DONE!

I just finished my first week of grad school! Only 250 more to go! JK hahaha 😂 Lame jokes aside, the week went pretty well! It started off with my usual anxiety about missing class, deadlines, readings, etc. You name it, I worried about it. It’s just my normal back-to-school ritual: first, I underestimate the…

Pre-Grad School Adventures

The 2.5 weeks since I’ve moved from Irvine, California to Piscataway, New Jersey were spent at Target and IKEA, where I tried to make a  a familiar home out of this strange new place. Besides settling in and getting ready for school and lab rotations, I somehow managed to make a 12-hour drive to Chapel Hill,…

CA to NJ Trip

My parents and I left California on Thursday, 8/11 and arrived in New Jersey on Sunday, 8/14. Here are some pictures of the trip:   We would stop for gas every so often, and if my dad got tired, I would switch with him. We stayed in hotels somedays and for other days, we slept…

Study Tips from the Past for the Future

In preparation for grad school, I’m jotting down what helped me get through and enjoy upper division biology course and lab work with straight A’s. It’s mostly meant as a reference for me, but if it helps anyone else, that’s a plus! During my senior year of college, I finally got 4.0 for every quarter…

New Start!

So, first post! Kind of intimidating starting something of right, but I guess I’ll just start out introducing myself and why I’m making this blog. In the spirit of starting something new, i.e. my grad school program, I’d like to start making good habits and keeping them. I want something to document my grad school…