I Finished My 4th NASA Internship!

Interning with the Hubble Space Telescope at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center I am so lucky to have finished my fourth NASA internship! This post is a little delayed as I was finishing up my internship, finishing summer school courses, moving back across the country from Washington D.C. to Tucson, AZ, and then started school shortly after. But, it was all such a whirlwind experience … Continue reading I Finished My 4th NASA Internship!

5 things I learned when I moved to the DC area, and 5 things I miss about it.

5 Things I Learned 1) There’s lots of people. And there’s a lot of people crammed into a smaller area. In the Southwest, there is quite a lot of people but there is much more space for everyone to spread out and have privacy — thanks urban sprawl. 2) People are waaaay more judgmental than in other parts of the USA. Social status actually means something. … Continue reading 5 things I learned when I moved to the DC area, and 5 things I miss about it.

Back to School (+ Tips)

I started my senior year of college! It’s back to school for most students across the United States and parents couldn’t be happier, while teachers couldn’t be more stressed out. Back to school is a time of new beginnings, remembering old memories and friends, and looking to the future. I can’t believe that I am already a senior in college. The time has gone by … Continue reading Back to School (+ Tips)

Hurricane Harvey: My Story

I survived Hurricane Harvey, one year ago today. Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf coast on August 25, 2017, and brought flooding and destruction to the coastal cities. I happened to be in Houston for my second NASA internship when the hurricane hit and was one of the thousands of evacuees from that weekend. I wrote this story a few weeks after the hurricane hit Houston … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: My Story

Are Your Lights On?

Look up. Into the sky; into the stars. There is a vast universe out there, and thousands of astronomers throughout this planet are dedicated to discovering its secrets. Tucson, Arizona is home to some of the most advancing astronomical technologies and highest visited astronomy viewing sites in the world. Many Tucsonans and travelers have visited local observatories, such as Kitt Peak and Mount Lemmon, and … Continue reading Are Your Lights On?

The Struggles of Moving A Lot

Whether you’re young and traveling for school and work or just haven’t bought a house and have to move houses/apartments often, those of us who have had to move a lot endure these struggles: Packing and unpacking. A few years ago, I really enjoyed packing and unpacking. It meant adventure, excitement, and new beginnings — and while that is still true, it also now it … Continue reading The Struggles of Moving A Lot

Tucson’s Mission Garden

9 a.m. The alarm clock blares. Dirty, dusty shoes are pulled on. Later, sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses. It’s Saturday. On Saturdays and Sunday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers travel to the base of “A” Mountain to pull weeds and pick the ripest of fruits and vegetables at the Mission Garden. “We’ve developed gardens trying to honor all of the cultures that … Continue reading Tucson’s Mission Garden