About Me

I am currently a PhD Candidate at Harvard University in the engineering field. To me, a life well-lived involves protecting our planet and giving back to others. Over the last three years, I’ve been working as a wellness coach for over 500 undergraduate students. Everyday, I engage with students over meals, wellness activities, or study breaks. Their stories, experiences, and concerns inspired me to start this blog and provided me with the courage to share some of my own experiences. Perhaps you’re wondering….

  • What is graduate school all about?
  • What does research at the doctorate level look like?
  • How does a woman deal with the glass-ceiling while working in industry?
  • How does one gain the courage to be their unique self, even if it doesn’t seem like others may agree with your lifestyle?
  • How can one live a happy and fulfilled life?
  • Should I take a new career path?

I’m originally from Buenos Aires (and yes, a U.S. citizen!).  Prior to beginning my PhD program, I worked as an environmental consultant for five years.  I am also part of a professional salsa dance company and teach hip hop dance classes when time permits. I juggle various projects throughout a week but I’ve discovered strategies to keep me mindfully present and motivated when my to-do lists run two pages long. Here, I will share some of my routines, accountability tools, gadgets, and advice that I’ve collected over many years.

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December 2017: Remotely accessing my Lidar network. I use Lidar data to test the performance of atmospheric transport models used to estimate urban air pollution.

January 2018: My visit at NASA’s JPL for STEM Communication/Outreach! Behind me is the “Skeleton” that functionally mimics the Rover.

Last updated: March 7, 2018