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5 Lessons from The Bold Type for my PhD (and life)

(Feature image credits: Freeform) Hi all! So yeah, in September I almost didn’t write, that’s too bad! Between coming back from vacation, investing on meetings and conferences (including a huge all nighter like I didn’t do in ages!), going for my first solo trip in North America to Montreal, Canada, and enjoying the last days… Continue reading 5 Lessons from The Bold Type for my PhD (and life)

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5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

Hi all! The last time you heard of me here on the blog, I was doing the Blog Every Day in August challenge. However, I decided to break it off and just rest. I was having a lot of stress on my PhD life already and I started a huge vacation across the US (there… Continue reading 5 reasons why I’m excited for Fall!

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The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

Hi all! Today I thought initially of writing about “How I relax as a PhD Student” to stay aligned with today’s #summerofstem topic, but I have an old blogpost which has been pretty well read, about ways to maintain mental health as a PhD student, and all the advice I have to give is pretty… Continue reading The most relaxing places of my STEM journey

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Writing a book as a PhD student

Hi all! Today it’s International Book Day and I want to write something very short. I want to talk a bit about the book I am writing: my PhD thesis! For those who are not in academia, the main step for the completion of a PhD is the submission of a written dissertation. This takes… Continue reading Writing a book as a PhD student

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Writer’s block

Featured photo: MIT Briggs Field, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! For today’s post in my Blog Every Day August, I want to do something very simple. And by this, I’d like to say: I don’t feel like writing anything. Period. It is not my purpose today to give advice on how to overcome this. I… Continue reading Writer’s block

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6 lessons from 6 months of PhD life abroad

Featured photo: Charles River from Harvard Bridge at Sunset. View over Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Hi all! It’s August 3rd, so yay, it’s 6 months since I came to the USA! These have been by far the most intense 6 months of my life in all aspects. I’ve been going through the highest highs… Continue reading 6 lessons from 6 months of PhD life abroad

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Beauty and the PhD

Hi all! It’s been so long! Between working in three projects at the same time now, traveling and conferences, and keeping up with the busy social life here in Cambridge, not much time left. But the desire has not stopped and I know blogging does me a ton of good, so I’ve felt compelled to… Continue reading Beauty and the PhD

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Strolling around Harvard Campus

Hi all! Don’t you love when you have a commitment somewhere, and things don’t go as planned afterwards, making a shift for the better? I had that same feeling when I found myself in Harvard and had to work after the said commitment. I tried to go to the cafeteria of Harvard Art Museum (which is… Continue reading Strolling around Harvard Campus

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What I learned in 1 month in Cambridge & MIT

Hi! So, if you read my blog frequently, which I hope you do (Pussy the Boots eyes), you might have noticed I’ve been a bit absent from writing and making social media content. So that would be my first lessons about this month! Today, March 3rd 2017, it’s 1 month since I’ve arrived! I am… Continue reading What I learned in 1 month in Cambridge & MIT

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Leadership for non-leaders

Hi all! This post comes at the end of the first week here at the MIT. It has been super eventful and I really should take more pictures to showcase my life, but I can say that, as I write this, we had a severe snowstorm. MIT even shut down. Here are some pictures of… Continue reading Leadership for non-leaders