Hasta pronto, Madrid

My internship has taken a drastic turn. For the past two weeks, I have been working on a number of tasks, but focusing mostly on a short research paper and conference proposal, based on a Dahlia field scoping mission in Ecuador and Colombia on Venezuelan refugees’ communication and information needs, as well as coordination mechanisms …

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Stairs In The Bathroom

A few weeks ago, I left an after-work lecture with Living Latin–a talk on second language acquisition that reminded me of several nerdy linguist friends–and waited for other interns by the restroom entrance. Only what I found there (to my American eyes, anyway) was not a typical doorway. The picture shows it clearly: a set […]

Tips and Tricks

I started applying to internships in January and continued through mid-April. Art-related internships are extremely selective and anyone interested in the field should know that. I was extremely…


I’ve been in Dara for a while now and it’s quite good to be back. After initial correspondence with my coworkers, there is a mutual recognition that I can help with tasks that are deeper and more meaningful that those I dealt with last year — even though I was involved in some very interesting …

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Halfway Point

I am halfway through my internship and it has been an eventful past few weeks. I attended conferences, networking events, museums and more. Some highlights include: Attending a conference on U.S.-Ukrainian Relations at the University Club Celebrating World Refugee Day at the Kennedy Center Meeting with the Director of Admissions at the Harvard Kennedy School […]

Relationship Building

Things have been going great here at TA Films. Since the shoot with the Carolina Panthers during my first week on the job, I have worked in the studio using Adobe Premiere to edit footage for upcoming projects, I’ve been back to Bank of America Stadium to help set up and record an interview, and […]

It’s hot!

~ENGLISH~  It’s hot in Milan. Temperatures have reached 44°C (111°F in the past weeks, and for a Londoner who would classify 28°C (80°F – ish) as hot enough, boy am I grateful for the air-conditioned office! Time seems to be flying here at L Catterton. The last few weeks have seen me mainly working in two …

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Learning in the Enteric Neurobiology Laboratory

The past two weeks of my internship have been really exciting. One of the things that I’ve been working on is removing the nodose ganglion from different strains of mice. This is located behind the vagus nerve, just on top of the skull. Learning to remove it was challenging as it is very small and […]