On being “one of the boys”

Picture this:  you are a woman, and you are surrounded by a group of your closest friends. You're not the only woman in the group; rather, you are one of two. Everyone else in the group identifies as male. Amidst the light-hearted conversation, you hear one of your male friends turn to your female friend … Continue reading On being “one of the boys”

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Klarsonisms: a romance edition

During my almost 2 month hiatus from this blog (mostly because I haven't thought of anything worth shouting into the internet void), I've made some pretty positive changes in my life. I've started running again. I had a really good talk with my PI, and I feel a lot more confident in my research. I'm … Continue reading Klarsonisms: a romance edition

STEM doesn’t stand for “Smarter Than Everyone (else), Man”

I just realized that I've been working at Vanderbilt for over 100 days now.  Things have finally begun to feel more natural - I know where most of the buildings are, I optimized my bike route to work, and I even joined the BME grad student council e-board.  As each day passes, I feel more … Continue reading STEM doesn’t stand for “Smarter Than Everyone (else), Man”