Think Like A Girl

"It's nearly less risky when hiring a woman simply because you know they've survived much more and probably had to work much harder." - My Boss When I was 11 years old I, along with three boys, was on my school’s team in a competition called Future City, a STEM type competition for middle school students. They... Continue Reading →


Embracing My Motherland and My Mother’s Land

January 2019 Today there is so much emphasis on identity. Who we are, where we come from, who we want to be. Growing up I never gave a second thought to the fact that my mom was from Ireland. I would quite literally forget until a friend or someone would meet her for the first... Continue Reading →

My Everything Bagel

On November 1st, appropriately All Saints’ Day, I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye in person to my best furry friend of 11 years when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  When I myself was in eleven-years-old, my parents, for whatever reason, decided that we were going to adopt another dog and he/she was going... Continue Reading →

The Adventure Begins Now

My mom said to me, to offer some words of encouragement (I think) during my final semester of studying Civil Engineering, “you can see the light at the end of the tunnel…but in this case you’re the one building the tunnel.” I was ready to graduate by the time I finished my junior year. After... Continue Reading →

FAQ: Graduation, Across the Pond, and Beyond

Congratulations to the 150th graduating class of Cornell! Which answers the first question: did I graduate? Yes, thank goodness! Although it still feels pretty surreal. I graduated, along with many of my wonderful friends this past weekend. The weekend was very different from what I expected it to be (isn’t it always?) but exciting and... Continue Reading →

Reverse Culture Shock

285 days 23 flights 10 months 9 countries 8 languages 7 engineering classes 5 niños 4 Cantabria students 3 Cornell students 2 incredibly supportive parents who made this all possible 1 long year of trying to mentally prepare myself to come back Tuesday starts classes and, along with it, the real reverse culture shock. In Spain,... Continue Reading →


During this time of transition from studying in Spain to moving back and starting my summer internship on The Hill, much like last year I've been getting a sínfin of questions, so I figured a Part II would be appreciated. What was the biggest difference in Spain? If we're not counting the foreign language part,... Continue Reading →


As you may already know, this next year is going to be my craziest yet. A crazy year meaning a "sometimes-I-question-why-I'm-doing-all-this-but-it's-going-to-be-amazing" year. So naturally, this past semester when people started asking about my plans for the summer/next year I was subsequently bombarded with a multitude of questions, to some of which I didn't even know... Continue Reading →

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