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Flu season 2018: infectious behavior

Walking around campus last week, I was surrounded by students who were hacking and coughing. I dodged an undergrad with red-rimmed, teary eyes and another who was pale and shivering despite being wrapped up in what looked like a blanket. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Job, New Working Mom: My First Week

Whose idea was it to start baby’s daycare and mom’s new job on the same day? I have been a mom for 4 months. My son has been through two surgeries, chronic issues with cranial helmet therapy, gone from remarkably … Continue reading

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Resolutions 2018

Happy New Year! Please share yours in the comments! SweetScience: As you may have been able to tell from my last post and analysis of 2017, I was just happy to have survived, and thrilled to be moving in the … Continue reading

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Thursday night. Christmas tree glowing in the corner. Stillness. My husband is hanging out with friends. He won’t be home for hours. I hear quiet soft snores of my boys coming through the still evening air at me in waves. … Continue reading

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Gender exclusive STEM education?

This summer I enrolled my 6-year old daughter in a math camp exclusive to girls, “Girls Rock Math.” I knew about the existence of the camp before my daughter was old enough to enroll, and this year as she became … Continue reading

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Getting over burnout

The month of May in the Northwest is lovely. So when the days became clear and warm I began taking my book and my food to a sunny spot outside. For a short time, I would escape my world, avoiding … Continue reading

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“So, what do you actually do?”

Since leaving “the bench” I get a lot of questions about my work. I’ve written about my fellowship with Mozilla Science here before – the work is outside what I imagined for my career path, and very different from what … Continue reading

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