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June 26, 2019

Today is National Writing Day in the UK, so what better way to celebrate than this brand new blog post that definitely hasn't been sitting in my drafts for the past six weeks!?

I could sum up the last ~3 years of my (academic) life in two words. If you've spoken to me e...

May 11, 2019

Last week, I found myself apologizing for a part of me that I can't change. I find it interesting that as solid and confident as we can feel in our identity - how we view ourselves, how all of our pieces fit together in a positive way - at the end of the day, our r...

October 8, 2018

Wear a dress and you’re hollered at on streets; 
But wear a turtleneck and you’re a prude.
Trust too quickly and you’re naïve;
But keep your guard up and you’re a shrew. 
Speak too loudly and you’re abrasive;
But speak too softly and you’re demure. 
Smile at a stranger...

April 29, 2018

Hello! It has been some time since my last post and that has been because I have been working on this post for literal months. This draft has been open on my computer and these words bouncing around my brain since the first day of our Medical Anthropology & Public Heal...

December 18, 2017

You may have noticed the frequency with which I share things on social media has increased quite a bit over the past few months. Beginning with the occasional “I try not to share political or controversial posts” to including my own angry tirades. I have found that it’...

November 24, 2017

Let's talk about pathways.

And don't worry, I'll try to steer this away from the typical "Sara failed (again) and now needs to justify why that's okay on a public forum with a punny name" post.

Nah, we're going to talk about infectious disease emergence.

And there may or...

October 30, 2017

There's this concept in risk analysis called "the Swiss cheese model" that explains accidents happen when a series of events line up perfectly, like the holes in this series of Swiss cheese slices--

When each of these conditions is met, when each of these chance occurre...

October 17, 2017

This post has been on the tip of my tongue since our first lecture in the Foundations of One Health module over two weeks ago. As promised, I want to move away from recounting the mundane tales of my life and use this as a forum to share some of the cool things I am le...

June 26, 2017

Generally, I attempt to stay away from sharing too many "political" posts on Facebook. I think social media can be a great place for informed and productive discussion, but more often than not the sensationalism can turn into a toxic feedback system that just further e...

April 26, 2016

I've always had a hard time with failure. Mostly because when I grew up, I never had to deal with it. The competitive drive in me would push me further and further, because I was winning.

But in the past two weeks, I lost two elections for positions that I was incredibl...

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