• Posted: July 12, 2018
  • Time to Read: 5 minutes
  • Word Count: 1039 words
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Interview With Nicole Dick of Nausicaa Distribution

I love mathematical themed gifts. I’ve decorated my home in posters, toys, and other elements that reflect my interest in mathematics. In a series of posts, I’m going to chronicle the stores that I frequent to add to my collection. Today, I am chatting with Nicole Dick of the Etsy store Nausicaa Distribution. I stumbled […]

  • Posted: July 10, 2018
  • Time to Read: 1 minute
  • Word Count: 320 words
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Love and Logic

This July marks the second anniversary of my father’s death. My relationship with my father was strained at times but he is the person who made me feel safe. The feelings I have are complex. Underlying all those emotions, I love and miss him. Today, I will share a story from my childhood that shows […]

  • Posted: June 14, 2018
  • Time to Read: 3 minutes
  • Word Count: 689 words
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Lessons Learned From Mental Health Advocacy & Portland Pride

In 2006, I started a mental health organization at Humboldt State. This group was called NAKED for Mental Health. I can’t tell you what the acronym means—I wanted a title with some shock value. All my friends joined and we put on some activities in the halls. The stigma around mental health is awful. It […]

  • Posted: June 12, 2018
  • Time to Read: 2 minutes
  • Word Count: 514 words
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It’s Pleasure, Not Passion

In 2014, I took a trip to New York City to see Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. There are things we know we have to do or we will regret them forever. I stayed at my favorite hostel in Brooklyn. It’s a great little place, the company is great, […]

  • Posted: May 31, 2018
  • Time to Read: 6 minutes
  • Word Count: 1319 words
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A Love of Mathematics Born From Failure

It wasn’t always clear that I would pursue mathematics with such vigor. In High school, I had a different pursuit. Over the course of four years, I prepared myself for the day that I would enter college. I would be a physics student with a concentration in astronomy. I was shook as an 11-year-old reading […]