Student Blog

Woman doing bicycle abs exercise on a yoga mat

The Unexpected Benefits of Exercise: Past, Present, and Future

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” ~Hippocrates

Comic about being broke as a PhD student

Moving On Up: 5 Financial Secrets No One Tells You about Graduate School

Funded! Receiving an award letter to graduate school is one of the (hopefully many) highs in an academic’s life.

Intersectional re-imagination of Rosie the Riveter

Moving Forward

I am a writer before I am a scientist.

Gorillas laying in a field

Endangered Apes

Over the past summer, I was collecting pilot data for my dissertation project on the locomotion of wild African apes, so I spent my time hiking in the forest and watching mountain gorillas in Volca

Amelia with her elementary school classmates in 1992

Surviving Graduate School as the Minority Representative

I grew up in Phoenix, AZ, specifically in South Phoenix, which is a predominately Mexican-American community. I am Mexican-American.

Online calendar schedule

Multitasking for the 21st Century Grad Student

The month of May is often a whirlwind! Everyone is busy transitioning from the semester to their summer research (or, for the lucky ones, vacation!).

Series of human evolution that ends with a drummer

All About Bass(icrania)

As a grad student you are constantly reminded of the importance of networking. Connections you make today can lead to future research projects and job opportunities.

Pregnant bonobos

Serendipity and Bonobos

About this time last year, I faced an all too familiar problem for researchers in our field — I wanted access to specimens that just weren’t readily available.  You see, last sprin

News paper clipping with the words mental health

Mental Disorder in Academia: Chicken or the Egg/

Abraham Lincoln, Ludwig van Beethoven, Michelangelo, Charles Dickens, Vincent van Gogh, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Isaac Newton. What do all these people have in common?

Human muscular system in a yoga pose

Balancing Act

I don’t remember what first motivated me to try yoga, but I know what made me stick with it. It felt good to stretch. There was something oddly satisfying about sore muscles.