Month: June 2016

Cultural Immersion

It has been officially a week since our departure to Taiwan. We (Sophia, Belen, Carlos and I) have finally reached our destination and our home for the next nine weeks at Kaohsiung Medical University. All of last week we’ve explored Taiwan, from the Southwest to the tip of Taiwan and making stops around the countryside. …

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Week Touring Taiwan

Touring parts of Taiwan with my fellow fellows was awesome. Aside from getting to know them a lot better, I definitely enjoyed visiting Taipei as well as the various smaller towns. We visited a variety of natural reserves. We biked towards the mountains, hiked other mountains, visited a Buddhist mountain temple, crossed a suspension bridge, …

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Cultural Immersion 101

Hello | Ni hao I’m currently sitting on the fourth floor of the Kaohsiung Medical University Library and I’m not going to lie, this place is really cool! There’s about 100 students studying for their finals and its surprising how many books each student has on their desk (hopefully all their exams go well). Anyways, …

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Journey to Uganda

Good evening from Kampala Uganda! It’s currently 10:45 pm here…it maybe anywhere between 1:00pm-4:00pm if you are reading this from the states. I wanted to start my blog entries with how we arrived to Uganda! This has been the longest international trip I’ve taken by far. Dr. Stephanie Brodine, Peery, and I began our journey at …

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Week 1

Just finished today, June 13th at around 3pm from the lab at CICESE.  Today marks one week since our first day.  The weather was amazing, not a cloud in the sky with an awesome view of the city and the beach.  Kevin and I went started work at 9am, I was running HPLC all day …

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First day at the lab

Arrived at work around 8:50am, but didn’t start working until 9:20am, which seems to be a pattern according to Nick, most the of time we don’t start working until 30 mins after the set time. For the first day the work pace is pretty slow compared to other labs that I have been in, but …

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