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

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

Free Things to do in DC

Being a college student, I struggle when it comes to money. But, that doesn’t mean that you can’t travel because you’re on a budget. It just takes some extra creativity and enthusiasm. Here are some fun and *FREE* places to see and things to do that I’ve discovered in and around Washington D.C. Visit the Smithsonian museums I love the Smithsonian museums. I can spend … Continue reading Free Things to do in DC

San Francisco, California, Day 2

For my 21st birthday, my two closest friends and I traveled to San Francisco, California! This is the second post in my three-day series, so if you haven’t read Day 1 — go check it out here and stay tuned for Day 3, coming soon! Day 2 took us to San Fran’s iconic Fisherman’s Warf, but not before breakfast at Lori’s Diner. Lori’s Diner is … Continue reading San Francisco, California, Day 2

4th of July in DC

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! This year, I was lucky enough to live 15 miles north of Washington D.C. and check one adventure off my bucket list by attending the 4th of July festivities in our nation’s capital. My day began with the Independence Day Parade down Constitution Avenue at noon. It lasted little over an hour and hundreds, probably thousands, of people lined the streets. The … Continue reading 4th of July in DC

10 Things I Learned When I Moved to Houston, Texas

I lived in Houston, Texas, along the Gulf Coast for six months and this is what I learned when I moved to the area. Of course, this is only my perspective from my experience living on the Gulf Coast and I hope that no one takes it anything I mention personally because I love this area. I absolutely loved living in Houston and hope to move … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned When I Moved to Houston, Texas