Stage 0 Breast Cancer: Should we do anything about it?


Stage 0 breast cancer, known in the medical community as Ductal Carinoma In Situ, is the earliest phase of the disease. If you’re going to have breast cancer, you want it to be caught while it’s still at Stage 0. Continue reading “Stage 0 Breast Cancer: Should we do anything about it?”


Midterm Week: The Search For Chill

I just realized that I haven’t spent a lot of time talking about what the academic aspect of graduate school is like. There is no chill. Continue reading “Midterm Week: The Search For Chill”

We got a cat!

Meet Poseidon!

Growing up, we were only allowed to have gold fish. We named 1 of them rainbow, and the other 8 or 10(I can’t remember) died before we could come up with names for them. My parents just weren’t animal people, and we were, frankly, very forgetful kids. “I refuse to live with animals”, my mom would say. I personally couldn’t see the difference between two boys and a dog. Continue reading “We got a cat!”

Breast Cancer: Are we overreacting?

Margery “Margie” Gould Rath

There are about 3 million women living with breast cancer in the US today and 40,000 of them will die this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Roughly 1 in 4 women who have breast cancer have Ductal carcinoma in situ(DCIS). DCIS, also known as early stage breast cancer, is a type of breast cancer that forms in the milk-producing parts of the breast. Nearly all of them will undergo intensive surgery to remove the cancerous lumps(or the whole breast), followed by radiation. But these women die Continue reading “Breast Cancer: Are we overreacting?”

Making Hunger History


This weekend I was given the amazing opportunity to join one of the United Nation’s General Assembly sessions held at the headquarters in midtown. It was called Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger, and was centered on the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals. The room was filled with delegates, presidents, soccer stars and most importantly, young people. At one point the moderator asked all the people in the room under 35 years of age to stand up, and Continue reading “Making Hunger History”

Chelsea: My Own Art Gallery

The walls of my apartment have been a harsh white for the last few weeks, and it just wasn’t doing it for me. So I decided I would spend the weekend taking photos that I could then use to decorate the walls. Photography is one of my hobbies and I use it a vehicle for chasing adventures. Continue reading “Chelsea: My Own Art Gallery”

The Big Move: Prep Guide

Moving is painful. The process is physically and emotionally draining and if unprepared, can leave you empty and lifeless. I just completed the second leg of the BIG MOVE—actually moving my stuff from Boston to New York. It was grueling, time consuming and I almost lost two fingers Continue reading “The Big Move: Prep Guide”

Shave it Off

A few weeks ago I shaved the back of my head, and it was the best decisions I’ve ever made. Here’s why you should do it too.

The decision to shave my head was the result of introspection, phone calls with my best friends and tons of Pinterest surfing for undercuts. Continue reading “Shave it Off”

Find Your First Apartment


Finding the right place to live is no small feat—especially in NYC. The real estate market is swimming with scams, the rent is too damn high and things move F A S T! I just completed the process and I’m still alive to tell the tale, so I guess I did something right. Continue reading “Find Your First Apartment”