Botanical Gardens

  I never thought I would associate gardens with UCLA, but after a class trip to the botanical gardens for one my classes I found a new favorite space. I love going to school in the city. There are endless activities, always something to do, and just a generally upbeat environment. That being said, every…

Summer is upon us

It is finally here. The abstract and unknown “UCLA summer” that I have been dreaming about since fall semester in France has arrived, and I am very quickly getting deep into it. I’ve started my linguistic anthropology course (an exciting and oddly familiar way to jump back into things (academia, I’ve missed you)). And, I…

Toussaint

Ahhhh, I have just gotten back from a ten-day trip to Paris, London, and Luxembourg. I know I’ve written a little bit about traveling around before, but this was my first big trip outside of France. And it was a blast. The week break came in the middle of the semester and was for a…

A field trip to the Botanical Garden

I don’t think there was ever a time in my life when I didn’t love field trips. ¬†Whether they were informative and educational or purely excursionary in nature, I always enjoyed taking a day off from the classroom setting and stepping out into the real world. ¬†On Wednesday, I did just that with my Forest…

Botanical Gardens

Here I am at the end of my Freshman year at UCLA. I am studying for finals, finishing up projects, and eating a ton of junk food. As this year closes, I reflect back on my experiences thus far. Sure I have done really awesome things and made totally amazing friends, but I think my…