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Welcome to my blog, filled with musings about life and more. You can view recent posts below, but can also sort by category, tags, or see all posts ever.

If you only want to read a few posts of mine, I recommend the following:

  • These three posts (one, two, three), chronicle how I chose to go to graduate school; I talk about my thoughts on values, working, choices, and much more. While it is a long journey (about 14,000 words total), if you read these posts, you'll have a good sense of who I am as a person.
  • To see my teaching style (no posts on my pedagogical philosophy yet), you can read posts where I talk about quasi-experimental methods and tau.
  • For some random fun posts, read about running dormspam-the-game (which I ran with Whitney!), chalkboards, and whiteboards.

Many of my blogs are hosted on MIT Admissions.

Recent Posts

leaning in Permalink

18 minute read

I am starting this post on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and today, it could be a little bit warmer. I’ve been sitting outside the Stud for about half an hour, ea...

continuing Permalink

7 minute read

These blogs exist for many reasons. Show prospective students what MIT is like, the good and the bad. Give comfort and advice about your applications. And to...

coronavirus, one year later Permalink

30 minute read

Over the past few weeks, coronavirus went from not being relevant to me to the only thing that I talked about with people, the only thing that I could think ...

in honor of tau Permalink

8 minute read

In honor of blog post number 6283≈1000τ, I’ve decided to do a post dedicated to my favorite number. Here, τ (the Greek letter tau, usually pronounced to rhym...

four weeks in the life Permalink

6 minute read

I was taking a look at my calendar for next week, and I thought that it looked utterly barren. (Thanks, quarantine.) So I thought of something fun to do — go...