I swear I was doing research in Chile too

I have been lucky to gain unique insights into global health challenges by working with this cohort in Santiago, Chile. Chile underwent extremely rapid economic growth when this cohort was recruited at infancy, changing from a low- to high- income country in this time. This rapid progression brought about analogous epidemiological changes with regards to … Continue reading I swear I was doing research in Chile too

Nutrition and nature around Santiago, Chile

Living in Santiago and hanging out at the University of Chile, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology over the last two months has been dope!  After working with Dr. Sheila Gahagan at UC San Diego Pediatrics, Child Development and Community Health, and corresponding with Dr. Raquel Burrows and Dr. Paulina Correa through email, I was … Continue reading Nutrition and nature around Santiago, Chile

Eating my way through Chile, one empanada at a time

Since I am working at the Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos, it is only fitting that I post about some of Chile’s culinary delights. Be warned that there is a non-zero risk of comer sin hambre after seeing some of these pictures. Seafood galore: some of my favorite seafood dishes include merluza … Continue reading Eating my way through Chile, one empanada at a time

To the little moments

When traveling, I’ve found that it’s easy to turn cities into check lists and destinations into collectibles. As a tourist, I’m often swept up in trying to get the most bang for my buck, cramming all the hot spots into a few precious days. But living in Santiago, I have the luxury of experiencing more … Continue reading To the little moments