The Beauty of the Aurora


“I started out when I was an undergraduate at UCLA. I was in the Weather Department, which is now Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and as a freshman I was exposed to upper atmospheric studies. That’s when I learned about the aurora. At my first job in Boulder, I met someone who launched rockets into […]
The Beauty of the Aurora2021-04-29T21:26:55+00:00

A Helping Hand


“I have been a hospice volunteer since 1992.  I visit my patients about once a week. My role as a volunteer is to keep them company so they feel less lonely than they would otherwise. We just hang out. A lot of them are too sick to move much, so I may run errands […]
A Helping Hand2021-04-29T21:08:17+00:00

Caring for Others


“I am an athletic woman who is passionate about my daughter and about the biotech industry where I am a business executive. I am the newly appointed Chief Business Officer of an immuno oncology center. I am working to innovate medicines for serious unmet diseases, looking for a cure for cancer. One of my […]
Caring for Others2021-04-29T20:42:53+00:00

Community in Soccer


“I came to America when I was 15 years old because I wanted a better life for me and my parents. Now I am 38. Similar to a lot of people, I came here illegally. I traveled through all of Mexico to get here. It should have been difficult for me to travel in […]
Community in Soccer2021-04-28T22:42:23+00:00

Excitement in Entrepreneurship


“At 18 years old, my dad and I started a business servicing beverage machines. The business was inspired by my dad who always complained that the beverage companies he worked with had trouble servicing their machines and there was a lack of communication between technicians and restaurants. I came up with the idea of […]
Excitement in Entrepreneurship2021-04-28T22:30:26+00:00

Expression through Running


“Living in New England, exercising outside during the Fall is one of my favorite things to do.  I don’t love the rolling hills but I do love the smell and beautiful colors of the falling leaves. I’ve been running and biking for more than twenty years. For me, this time is a moving meditation […]
Expression through Running2021-04-28T22:19:45+00:00

Connection through Cooking


“Ever since I was little I always enjoyed cooking. When I was eight, I took a year and traveled with my family throughout Europe and South America. Every place I went to I would cook with a local and try to replicate the native dishes. I got really into different cuisines and it just […]
Connection through Cooking2021-04-21T00:33:23+00:00

Laughter Brightens the World


“I was watching Saturday Night Live with my family in eighth grade, and for the next two years I religiously listened to comedy podcasts on Pandora. Early sophomore year I realised it was what I wanted to do. I did an open mic in downtown Boise and kept returning until I found more opportunities. […]
Laughter Brightens the World2021-04-21T00:14:13+00:00

Real Stories of a Detective Part Two


“This case had two little twists to it. The first was this. Jane Doe’s case went to trial in a public courtroom and there were a group of California State University, Northridge students from a journalism program there listening. Three days after John Doe was found guilty, one student reached out to me and […]
Real Stories of a Detective Part Two2021-04-07T18:24:03+00:00

Real Stories of a Detective Part One


“I work for LAPD in the Robbery Homicide Division in the Special Assault Section where we investigate stranger rapes, serial sexual assaults, unsolved sexual assaults with DNA, and high profile cases. In 2008 John Doe was identified to a 2006 sexual assault case and in 2010 the case was brought to court. He was […]
Real Stories of a Detective Part One2021-04-07T18:13:48+00:00
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