Of Mouse Models and Men

Two weeks ago, about a dozen of us sat at the long wooden table in the Dunning conference room of our Neuroscience department what what is known as “Scientific Communication”. The 0.5 credit seminar is required for neuro majors who want to do research for credit, and it bookends the semester with an entry session […]

Semester Six

Three days into the semester, I’m already pretty pumped about my schedule. As the semesters pass, you get to slowly check off basic requirements for your major or preprofessional track and take more and more electives that you’re really interested in. Don’t get me wrong – you get to do that as early as freshman […]

The Small Stuff

Today, at 3pm, a couple hundred high schoolers around the world were accepted to Johns Hopkins as part of the Early Decision process. To those students: you’ll be bombarded with confetti and tshirts and stickers and Facebook posts for the rest of your near future as the date you set foot on campus next fall approaches. […]

A Typical Wednesday

Today was a super average Wednesday. Writing out my day is something that I haven’t done in a long time, but it’s actually a really cool way to wind down for me. So I thought I’d literally just walk you through what I was up to on this super cloudy, uneventful Wednesday! I woke up […]

Welcome to Neuro

When I was trying to decide which school I wanted to go to, my dad had the brilliant idea of checking to see if I could figure out what exactly the different curricula looked like at different schools. After a quick Google search, we pulled up the Hopkins course catalog, and I pored through the Neuroscience […]

Fall Cleaning

It’s been a long time since I’ve cleaned out my backpack. And it’s been getting heavier and heaver as the days go on. And it’s becoming harder and harder to pull out the right piece of paper when I stick my hand in during class. And so this – this post and this life event […]

Treasure Hunting

This summer, I spent a week in Ahmedabad, India starting off my research for my Woodrow Wilson Fellowship project (which also doubles as my History of Medicine honors thesis). I’ve written about my plans a bit more extensively here, but, long story short, my research focuses on the ways in which household medicine changed in […]

Halfway There

I don’t care how unoriginal it is to say this, but I legitimately, sincerely, wholeheartedly cannot believe that I will be a junior next semester. I’ll save the reflectioney bits for later, but I’ll say now that for as terrifying as it is that half my trip at Hopkins is almost over, I’m genuinely excited for […]

My Meal Plan Plan

As spring break comes to a close, it looks like the semester is just about half over. Which is weird, because I could have sworn it just started yesterday. And as students around Hopkins take a moment to revel in the months past, reflect on how the semester has been going, and recalibrate for a new round […]

Stars and the Universe

On February 11th, researchers at the LIGO lab at Caltech announced to the world the first observation of gravitational waves in the universe, which supported a longstanding theory of Einstein’s. It was easily one of the biggest discoveries of the decade. I remember seeing its announcement as a push notification on my phone when it hit me; […]