Month: February 2018

Digital nomad PhD – Working from Washington DC, Newark and Philadelphia

Hi all! I’m back in Portugal and, in the day I wrote this post, I’m feeling like a digital nomad again. I’m right now on a bus to Braga to attend a conference for my PhD program and to visit some special people in my life. I just finished a conference abstract on my phone …

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 …