It’s not just about the degree

It’s not just about the degree

Grad school is also about becoming the person you want to

July 22, 2020 | Clara M.

The beginning of grad school coincided with a lot of life changes. Grad school was one of them. Moving from Europe to the US was certainly another. However, the biggest life change operated silently, gradually and almost took me by surprise: I became an adult. But importantly, I learned, not without difficulties, how to become […]

BYOB or…  Bring Your Own Bowl

BYOB or… Bring Your Own Bowl

How we could all make our lunchtimes at MIT zero-waste

April 29, 2019 | Clara M.

I don’t know about you, but I like to take a break at lunchtime. When, two years ago, I started my PhD, I used to walk everyday out of building 54 to go to the Stata Center cafe, Sebastians, or the irreplaceable Saté Grill food truck. I would put in my order, and in no […]

The Art of Microwaving Food at MIT

The Art of Microwaving Food at MIT

How to avoid inviting harmful chemicals to your table

March 25, 2019 | Clara M.

My mom has been in the fertility business for more than ten years, developing solutions to ease the exhausting hormonal treatments required before in vitro fertilization. She introduced me to the concept of EDCs, or endocrine disruptor chemicals, which can interfere with the hormonal response of living beings. These hormone-mimicking chemicals are commonly found in […]