My first memory of being in a museum was as an 11-year-old at the Louvre with my 9-year-old sister and grandmother. I remember walking around the staircase to see the “Winged Victory of of Samothrace” and was left in complete awe. I couldn’t believe that a human had created something so intricate and immense. I…… Continue reading For the Love of Art
One thing that stuck me from my first week of orientation was: “don’t forget why you came here.” I am already in my second week of class, and I already feel myself slipping into a constant stream of thinking about the work – the problem sets, the readings, the presentations, class discussions, and finding a…… Continue reading Remembering Why You are Here
If I have learned one thing from my statistics class so far this semester it is this: nothing in life is certain. We can try and measure probabilities for elections, whether it will rain, whether we are going to do well on a test, or whether we will get a certain job. But more often…… Continue reading What If I’m Wrong?
Five days ago, I arrived in Boston with my life packed up in three bags, and thanks to Amazon, I had a mattress, sheets and towels waiting for me in the lobby of my student housing. After moving every year for the past 6 years (Atlanta, San Francisco, Nairobi, Bogota, NYC x2), it thankfully does…… Continue reading I’m a Master’s Student at the Harvard Kennedy School
Two weeks ago, I didn’t know anything about the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I couldn’t have even told you which ones were where, anything about the food the people there eat, their history, nothing really… Santiago and I decided to do a 10-day trip to learn more about these countries that neither…… Continue reading 10 Days in the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)
There isn’t an exact moment that I can remember that he switched from being my “boyfriend” to the “love of my life.” For as long as I can remember, he has always been the love of my life. I never considered that we would ever breakup, because we always treated each other like we were…… Continue reading When You Are a Family of Two
From New York, to now London, I am constantly reminded by how many people we are on this earth. In megacities like these, I can hardly walk down any given street without seeing another human. We are so many people now, that we are starting to ruin what could be considered nice human experiences. Things…… Continue reading We are Too Many People