Thirty years

on this chaotic planet.  Where do I start?  My mom was a dancer and my dad brewed beer. I was a 36-hour labor + C-section and mom said she “saw the light” that day hahahaha ok ok ok sorry mom, let’s start again. I was not a cute baby or a cute child, like god…

Good Riddance!

What a god damn rollercoaster this year has been. From Trump downplaying the severity of COVID, to political movements and protests, to Trump downplaying the severity of COVID, to rioting and fires and [continued] police brutality, to Trump downplaying the severity of COVID, to a 5-day election, to Mitch McConnell still being a punk ass…

COVID is not going anywhere ok

I know some of y’all have the ‘don’t live in fear’ mindset as the holidays are approaching. Here’s the thing: That’s a very shallow and potentially live-threatening thought process. The virus is still very much here and very much kicking our ass. As you [should] know, the US is No.1 in both cases and deaths…

6 nights and 1700mi later…

I left Baltimore City. Chapter closed and I swear it is never opening again. So I left - as y'all anticipated. Packed up the car and started north for a grand adventure. But not only for that, I wanted to also prove to myself that I could have an incredible experience all. by. myself.  Check…

Kaitlyn E. Lee, MPH

Well friends, I’m a little older than I wanted to be, but I’m here.  I worked my ass literally off for 21 months (no really, I lost quite a bit of weight - HA), however, I’m not solely responsible for reaching this accomplishment, and it’s important to acknowledge the realities that got me to this…

Quarantine: Day # March Still Isn’t F@$&ing Over

Okay so I'm getting pretty agitated because there are people [still] out there, very misinformed ones, who think the Trump Administration is not responsible for anything. Worst part? "I take no responsibility for that." -DT, in the context of not having literally anything we need. He's right on board with 'em. So, this one's for YOU…

Comin’ at you with SARS-Cov-2

What a time to be a Fellow at NIAID - especially as a public health student. SARS-Cov-2 is what the world is dealing with. As you know, we are now facing a pandemic. Here is what I have to offer: Everyone is posting this graph with the two peaks. Well, what this is essentially demonstrating…

A tribute to Gram

My dear friend, you are gone and I have never felt so lost. I have never known a life without you and now I have no choice but to navigate it on my own. I broke down tonight, finally. I haven't had the chance to mourn since the funeral. My mind has been flooded with…

My Bolivia blog post(s)

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of self-sustainability and use of natural resources, indigenous communities, or simply your comfort zone, then Bolivia should be at the top of your list when looking to study abroad. My experience in Bolivia was humbling, rich, and overall the most invaluable travel experience thus far.  What I enjoyed…