Broken Hill, Part Two: How Destilería Serrallés and Cervecera de Puerto Rico Plan to Conquer the World (by W)

Puerto Rico, a small island in the Caribbean, has been pillaged and plundered by conquistadors and colonizers for over 500 years, a trend that has resulted in a very strong black market, rum running subculture. Although taxes and cabotage laws do not permit this broken hill to directly do commerce with any country other than... Continue Reading →

Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 6

As a lifelong fan of Voltron, I was excited about the reimagining of the series Dreamworks launched with Netflix. What I wasn't expecting was a coherent, cohesive, spellbinding journey into the human condition that expands the lore of the robeast fighting mech team. Romance, long lost family, and even reincarnation are a few of the... Continue Reading →

Starting the MBA Journey, Together

Two years after being laid off, my husband and I decided to pursue an MBA in Technology. Yes, you read that correctly: together. We met on the first day of college, both pursuing engineering undergrad degrees, at an English Honors class that got cancelled. Two years later we formally started to date, right after 9/11... Continue Reading →

Resilience, Empathy, Respect

The secret to my success lies within these three words. Without respect, there is no love. Without live, there is no empathy. Without empathy, there is no resilience; no hope. Not everyone can feel empathy for others nor learn vicariously through them. My goal is to know enough about history to not repeat it, and... Continue Reading →

Exception to the Rule

We all want to be considered exceptional, stellar, and unique. It is our desire to be seen as different, avant garde and ahead of the curve. However, being a true exception to the rule is never easy and may require a lot of patience, sacrifice and fortitude to overcome the challenges that come with the... Continue Reading →

Women of Color in STEM Conference

The 2016 conference took place from Oct 13th to Oct 15th. It was a nice 60°F. 😀 With the tagline STEM is a girl thing, the 21rst annual Women of Color in STEM conference kicked off at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. My managers decided to send me to this event because as an... Continue Reading →

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