U.K. Adventures

This summer, I visited the U.K. for the first time. After getting my tourist visa #PeruvianProblems, wrapping up the semester at the university, and using my credit card points to get my awesome non-stop flight to London from Raleigh, I was all set for the U.K. Here is the summary of the places I visited […]

Patagonia dreams!

A trip to Patagonia is life-changing. In December of 2016, Naseem and I organized a trip to Patagonia in Chile. The trip was fantastic: a 5-day hiking trip inside Torres del Paine without Internet, meeting like-minded and awesome people, and hiking with awesome views. The hiking was so challenging that I almost gave up 3 […]

Talent Management Workshop

On December 16th and 17th, Naseem, Stephanie and I organized the first “Talent Management Workshop” in Lima, Peru. The main objective of the workshop was to equip women with the tools needed to find and get the job they want. That meant intense 2-day instruction that focused on enabling women to gain skill sets in […]

Disney World: 3 tips

Now that I’m officially friends with Chewbacca (see proof below), I can tell you three tips I learned this weekend at Disney World. Kids meals: it’s not a secret that food in the parks and in the resorts is EXPENSIVE. How expensive is it?: $2 for a banana my friends. Two dollars. Well.. this weekend […]

Tapia Conference 2016

The ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing 2016 took place in Austin, Texas this year. It was my first time attending this conference, and I was lucky enough to have been awarded a full scholarship, and to be a poster presenter. Here are some of the things I enjoyed of the conference: Diversity… […]

ComSciCon National Workshop

This summer, I had the opportunity to attend ComSciCon in Boston. This event is organized by graduate students for graduate students. I was lucky enough to be selected among hundreds of applicants, where the organizers were looking for graduate students who were doing amazing things communicating science to the general public. The objective of the […]

Big Data Summit Peru

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present at the Big Data Summit Peru 2016. This was the second edition of the Big Data summit in Peru, and it was an excellent event. I had the opportunity to present about my favorite topic, text mining, and because it was a long presentation (45 min), […]

Bolivia Adventures

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Bolivia for the first time. I will have to confess that I never thought about going to Bolivia. I had many other places in my mind for vacation, but Bolivia was not in my list of places to go. Boy… I was wrong. Bolivia is a beautiful […]