Nothing worthwhile ever happens quickly and easily. You achieve only as you are determined to achieve … and you keep at it until you have achieved ☼ Robert H. Lauer

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The Infallible: 5K Fun Run… SCAM!

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May 11, 2014

With glowing hopes of participating in the majestic 5K FunRun, my friends and I awoke at the crack of dawn last Saturday, only to have our hopes dashed. After driving to a remote farm on the outskirts of Boston, we realized it was not to be. A truck containing two farmworkers pulled up, and regrettably… Read More ›

Capstone vs. Capstone

As my time at the Harvard Kennedy School comes to a close, I had the opportunity to attend a lunchtime panel where the impending HKS graduates shared their experiences on their capstone presentations. It wasn’t a full-scale synopsis, as the purpose of the panel appeared to be to thank the Ash Center for providing travel… Read More ›

Finding Justice for Kate Puzey

My foreign staffer friend on Capitol Hill forwarded an email to me yesterday, which details a petition seeking justice for slain Peace Corps volunteer, Kate Puzey. Most people I know in the PCV and RPCV community are familiar with Kate’s case. It was highly relevant to my own Peace Corps service in China, which began… Read More ›

“Up Too Late” – aka BCM’s 100th Birthday Gala

Imagine this premise: free run of all three floors of Boston’s sprawling Children’s Museum with no kids in sight! Might I also mention it was restricted to ages 21+, with music blasting through the halls, complimentary cocktails came from bars nestled around every corner, as cater waiters offering Boston’s finest weaved in and out of… Read More ›

Just Launched! Priority Medicines Report!

Today marked an amazing milestone for a project I’ve been working on for the past six weeks: the launch of the 2013 Update of one of the biggest authorities in public health: The Priority Medicines for Europe and the World Report. Priority Medicines is a very well known piece of literature in the field of international health (I’ve even… Read More ›

Caves Ouvertes: Three Kisses on the Cheek and Vin!

“Enjoy Moderately, Love Passionately.” I kicked off my summer with the Geneva Interns Association to celebrate Caves Ouvertes (Open Cellars) Day in the form of wine tasting at several vineyards on the outskirts of the Geneva Canton. Unlike venues back home in the Santa Barbara wine tasting scene, the vineyards in Geneva followed an astute… Read More ›

Liters of Light

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line last Monday, the entire city was flabbergasted. Friends, loved ones, and even professors checked in to make sure I was ok. All we knew was that a graduate student from BU was dead, but no one knew who. We were constantly reminded to stay… Read More ›

The Problem with Xinjiang

Xinjiang is the Uyghur Autonomous Region that makes up most of Northwestern China. It’s received a lot of attention over the years, as tension continues to spur violent protests and ethnic clashes. Just a few days ago, on March 7, four new casualties were added to the death toll when violence broke out in the… Read More ›

The Pharmaceutical Symposium

The Hiebert Lounge is on the 14th floor of the main building of Boston University’s Medical Campus. Despite being there every single day of the week, I’ve only stepped into that room twice. And somehow, those two times have yielded excellent usage of my time. This past weekend, Boston University’s Center for Global Health and… Read More ›

To Be or Not to Be…A Sweat Pink Ambassador (!)

Since the inception of my virtual existence, I’ve always been aware of groups within social media sites. Aligning in stride with succinct interests and goals, I’ve found myself a member of something viral from time to time, my last brush with such being when I wrote for the Peace Corps Journals. I recently received an… Read More ›