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The struggle is as real as you make it
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The struggle is as real as you make it One thing that I promised myself before I came to Fort Lewis College, before I even graduated from high school, was to not procrastinate with my assignments, readings, work obligations, menial tasks and any other daily activity you can imagine. Now, seven weeks into my first year as a college student, I have realized that this goal is easier said than done.

One would imagine that I might have settled into an all-too-familiar daily routine of a usual 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. schedule consisting of attending classes, study time, free time and extracurricular activities by now, correct? Actually, that answer is completely and entirely wrong. Read the rest of entry »

The summer grind
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The summer grind

My summer started on the 5th of May in St. Louis at Washington University Medical School. The previous Friday, I jumped in my car after finals and drove east along I-70, visiting friends in Denver, and ending up in St. Louis on Sunday. I grew up in St. Louis and my two brothers live in St. Charles County. My father is buried in St. Charles. Even though my notion of home has changed, traveling back to Missouri still feels like I am coming home.

This is the second summer that I have been invited to conduct research in a radiochemistry group led by Dr. Suzanne Lapi. This summer, I am joining the group as a Nuclear Science and Security Consortium summer research fellow. Read the rest of entry »

Oh, the places you'll go!
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Oh, the places you'll go! I have always liked having a plan and setting goals, so when I started my junior year as a Political Science major at Fort Lewis, finding an internship was part of my plan and my number one goal. I spent some time researching big internship opportunities that would put me front and center of the political world in Washington D.C. and eventually found one that fit my standards. I spent days preparing all of my application materials and writing and editing the essay questions. Finally in January I submitted my application to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Internship Program and the waiting game began. Read the rest of entry »