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Unleashing my Inner Rockstar

Becoming a BollyX fitness instructor during grad school—and a pandemic

March 2021
How can we have work-life balance when the “work” part is infinite? This was my excuse for not prioritizing exercise when I came to grad school. In reality, I was drowning in insecurity. I despised every form of exercise while I was growing up. In school, I always had the slowest mile (by far), and...

Forced to Leave Home

MIT Grad Housing’s Disorganized Response to COVID-19

APR 2020
A message to MIT grad housing: if your tenant’s best housing option is to haphazardly make a 13-hour interstate drive in the middle of a literal plague after being given only two days’ notice, you are doing something horribly wrong. I live in one of the graduate dorms —...