CAB Take on Taiwan: Adventure Time

This is WAY OVER DUE but here’s my recap/story on how a ragtag team of 14 college peeps Took on Taiwan! Days and dates may not match up due to the 12 hour time difference. We were 12 hours in to the future y’all! DAY 1 – 04.28.16 – THURSDAY All packed up, stayed over…

2016 Recap

A lot has happened this past year… Academics and some Life: I graduated with my bachelor’s in exercise science now I have the fun task of finding a job – one that is hopefully relevant to my recent studies but also one that pays well and ideally that I enjoy. School isn’t the only change…

NEW Leadership PA Class of 2016

About a week or two ago I had the privilege and pleasure of attending the  NEW (National Education for Women’s) Leadership week long program hosted via Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politic at Chatham University. It was an intense week jam packed with knowledge, connecting and networking with new friends,  educational workshops plus a trip…

Ready to Run 2016

Notes from this year’s Ready to Run workshop! This is an annual event that happens in January, hosted at Chatham University via the PCWP. Speakers: Tom Baker – allegheny county dist 1 Councilman Congresswoman Schwartz #readytorun Stats: 80% of the legislator are men Had only one woman representing 19% women locally County wide 17% Not…

Breaking Boundaries: Assess. Empower. Act.

CMU’s 2016 Mosaic Gender Conference This year’s special speaker was Jackie Fox: attorney and former bass player for the Runaways This year’s conference was initiated by the #blacklivesmatter activist movement. multiple identities social media there are all gender bathrooms here there are recycling containers here as well 1:30-2:00 pm is reflect time – PAR is…

CAB Take on Taiwan 2016: Preparations

In about 10 hours I’ll be heading out to the PGH Airport then in another 2 hours I will board a plane and begin my adventure to Taiwan. I’m super excited and grateful for this opportunity. Not only to visit and experience another country and their culture but to do so with some really good…

Out of the Binary and Into the Woods

A while ago I attended the Mosaic Gender Conference hosted at CMU and it was incredible. The headlining speaking was Kate Borstein whom we had the pleasure of hearing her thoughts on Gender Theory. Kate is an American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. There were other break out sessions that were maybe 50…

Human Cadaver Dissection: Week 3

Day 1: Today we worked on the head and neck. It was kind of creepy skinning the face and neck, had to keep the eyes covered. They look so weird looking up at you. I worked on uncovering the facial artery and other vessels in the face (cheek), trimmed out a lot of fat tissue….

Human Cadaver Dissection: Week 2

Day 1: Fat trimming and isolation of the structures/ vessels around the female cadaver’s right foot/ ankle (malleoli). We identified the structures that run through the tarsal tunnel. Very tedious work. Tarsal Tunnel – named for location anterior to posterior – from toward the toes back towards the heel: Tom, Dick, ANd Harry. T =…

Human Cadaver Dissection Week 1

Day 1: We got started right away with the dissection. We got three new bodies, 2 female (97 and early 70s years of age) and 1 male (72 or 73 years of age also). We worked primarily on one of the female bodies and occasionally the male body. We began skinning and cutting out the…