The struggles of romantic relationships in grad school

Hi all! So, tomorrow its the infamous Valentine’s Day, at least in Portugal and in the US! For instance, in Brazil, the day that celebrates couples is in June. However, I may only talk about my realities and it makes the V-Day February 14th. Why is it so? According to Christian  tradition, Saint Valentine was …

My favorite women in science

Hi all! This girl is reaching you out from Philadelphia and my adventure as a digital nomad is ending. But traveling doesn’t stop, and I’m going home to Portugal on Tuesday finally. And today it’s a day to celebrate all the awesome women and girls in science and increase the voice of this group that …

One year of MIT

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February 3rd 2017 seems such a distant date now. Back then, I was boarding at the Lisbon airport on a TAP Air Portugal flight to Boston. I knew I was going to stay there for a year, but I never thought it would be so life changing. If you already saw some of my previous …

January, the month of Learning

Hi all! January has oficially ended and I am in such an emotional turmoil. You could have blamed it on the full moon eclipse, but I blame that in having to move out of my apartment, in ending my stay at MIT, and soon starting a new phase for my PhD. I realized how I …

From microbiology to digital marketing – Interview with Catarina from Daydreams

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Hi! We’re finally back with the interviews to other bloggers that happen to be, or have been, STEM professionals at some point. And this is the first time interviewing a fellow Portuguese blogger! So, my first choice was Catarina Costa from Daydreams. I love the very clean aesthetics of the blog, it seems very Hygge …

What to wear for Winter in Boston

Hi all! So, I’m writing this post because, on year ago, I was in that process of researching what to pack to live in Boston without freezing. Actually, last year’s winter was pretty mild, and we were greeted on the new year with the coldest New Year’s Eve in history. I was in New York …

The Happiness Project of a final year PhD student

Hi all! So, this post will be the first about many challenges I have been developing for career growth, and I have seen so many Portuguese bloggers do this challenge since Cláudia from Officinalis talked about this in her podcast (in Portuguese). I also joined the Facebook group (in Portuguese as well). And, as I …

66 things I learned while doing Route 66

Hi all! This post is a super requested one. If you have been following me on the last year, you will know that I traveled a lot more than I expected across the US. And my main travel adventure thus far was doing Route 66! I did this with 3 people who were my companion …

New year, new life for the blog!

Hi all! As you might have noticed, I changed the template for the blog. Yay! Still plenty of things need to be changed, like making this more colorful again, but I am excited for now having an image that is more cohesive with me. So, stay with me this year 🙂 I stared the New …

Monthly reflections of 2017

Hi all! I know, for many times I said I want to get back to writing more. But I have been more busy writing manuscripts for my PhD thesis and preparing for my first Christmas in the US! I chose not to spend Christmas at home for financial and adventure reasons. Anyway, I have my …