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Born in the USA!

Born in the USA!

A foreign American’s journey back to the US

June 21, 2021 | Ariel V.

Well, the truth is, that’s all I was: just born in the USA. I’d never set foot on US soil since moving away at the young age of 3 months, when my family’s work relocation period ended and they moved back to France. Later, I would find myself growing up in Israel for the greater […]

Pandemic pupils

Pandemic pupils

How Covid-19 has transformed my perspective on outreach and education

April 15, 2021 | Arianna K.

Going to graduate school anywhere can be a form of culture shock. Often, the transition is from cosmopolitan to erudite and razor-focused, or team-based and casual to more isolated. But moving to do graduate school in a northeastern city in the U.S. from somewhere more rural, such as southwestern Virginia (where I came from), can […]

Overcoming anxiety

Overcoming anxiety

How my first year of graduate school pushed me to reach out for help

February 18, 2020 | Jessica D.

This post is part of a special issue: “Mental Health Matters: Asking for Help & Reaching Out”. Hey there! I’m Jessica, a current 3rd year graduate student and PhD candidate, and I have anxiety. I choose to say this in the first sentence because it needs to be out there in the open and talked about. […]