I have always loved to travel and experience new places on my own. People think that this is strange, but honestly, I love it. Over the past weekend I spent my Sunday in Malmö, Sweden exploring the small city on my own. What I was able to experience there was incredible and it was fueled … Continue reading Solo Exploring: My Sunday in Malmö
Hey y'all! Today I am going to focus on my family vacation! In the beginning of July my family and I woke up at the crack of dawn and headed to Dulles airport to catch a flight to Houston before catching our connecting flight to San Jose, Costa Rica! Before I get any further, you … Continue reading A Summer Reflection: Pura Vida
As some of you may know, I have just started my semester of studying abroad with DIS Copenhagen! Before I talk to you more about that, I would love to share with you some aspects of my summer. Today, I will be focusing on the genetic counseling aspects of my summer. As I have mentioned … Continue reading A Summer Reflection: All Things Genetic Counseling
Quite a bit has happened since my last blog post. I drove home from Cincinnati after finishing my "GC Summer Experience" and while doing that me and my dad stopped at Ohio State and Pitt to talk with people in their genetic counseling programs. I'll probably talk about that later but right now it's time … Continue reading We LOVE the GRE!
This morning I have the wonderful opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley's chapter of the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Originally, I went as part of an assignment for my genetic counseling summer experience, but it turned into so much more than that. The social worker who I was in contact … Continue reading Huntington’s and the CAG Repeats
Pressure, pressure, pressure, that's what adolescents are feeling nowadays. Whether it be coming from friends, parents, colleges, teachers, or ourselves, it is an ever present constant in the lives of young people. Yesterday while on the phone with my mom (HI MOM), we had a discussion about all of the different types of pressure young … Continue reading Pressure, pressure, pressure: Social Media Edition
I have spent my last week in Cincinnati attending a genetic counseling summer experience at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and let me tell you, I have learned so much. I have learned a lot about genetic counseling, don't get me wrong, but I have learned so much about living on my own and being independent. Never … Continue reading Cincinnati, Where the River Winds
According to Goodreads, I read 52 books last year and so far in 2019 (as of May 19th) I have read 30 books. When I went to college, people kept asking me why I was bringing so many books to school because I was going to be "too busy" to read. Boy did I prove … Continue reading You Read How Much?
According to Crisis Text Line, there is a spike in conversations about suicide when spring hits. The question is: why do we see this? I decided to ask some Crisis Counselors to speculate about why they thought suicide rates spike in the spring and here's what they came up with. Some mentioned that it might … Continue reading Spring Suicide Spike?
So this week I signed up to be a volunteer at Camp Boggy Creek in Florida for a week over the summer (thanks Genetic Counseling Discord for the opportunity. Basically, this camp provides the opportunity for people with various medical conditions to enjoy a week at camp. They organize their summer in weeks according to … Continue reading What is Sickle Cell Anemia?