17 yo building better maternal healthcare in developing countries.

But there are other things you can do.

I once had a (virgin) mojito, and it lead to the most excruciating pain of my life. I still have nightmares about lime, soda water and sugar.

I was 12 and in Cuba for a family vacation. The great thing about Cuban-all-inclusive-resorts is the ability to exploit the free drinks…

Actions to take to become happier, more productive and kind.

How you train is how you perform.

I love this quote.

If you snooze your alarm every morning, you’re not going to become better at waking up without an alarm.

If you’re unkind to the people around you, you won’t become kinder.

If you’re always late to hand in assignments, you’re not going to become better at…

My friend and I tried walking really far to develop empathy for people who need to walk far distances for life necessities, healthcare or safety.

I’m working on emm.health, so the issue of maternal health care has been top-of-mind.

The other day my friend and I wanted to walk really far. It was to try to develop empathy for women in rural Sub-Saharan Africa who walk hours roundtrip to receive care for their pregnancies. It…

I went through two years of TKS, a human accelerator program for students who want to explore how STEM can solve global challenges.

Background: I did the program in my sophomore and junior years. I’ve only ever been to public school. I’m a first-generation Canadian. I’m a senior now with an offer to study Human Sciences at Oxford (in the same building where Robert Hooke studied !!!!!!).

I also got the Morehead-Cain (full…

Get disappointed less; live more.

Written in November 2019.

I’ve started to internalize the importance of controlling my expectations.

Why? Because expectations control our lives. They cause anxiety, disappointment and negativity.

Often, we don’t choose our expectations. It’s easy to get conditioned by society; expectations are easy to acquire but difficult to control.

Instagram gives…

Anyone who has ever spent more than 30 seconds with me knows I ask a lot of questions.

Ever since I was young, I’ve had a “scientific mindset.” I was trying to drill at why things happened. I also asked a lot of “what if [insert hypothesis]?” questions because I…

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