It’s All About Where You Stand

Through extensive national and international research, I can conclude with near certainty that the phenomenon of being awkward in the elevator is not only a US trait but an internationally shared custom. Tight spaces and close quarters is not something that is an isolated social situation for most, it is relatively common in communities nowadays. … Continue reading It’s All About Where You Stand

Vienna: The City of knock-off Razor Scooters

They are everywhere. I didn’t notice it at first, but after a particularly memorable scooter themed dream I couldn’t stop seeing them everywhere I went. Now I haven’t used a scooter for transportation since middle school (it fit perfectly in my locker when folded), but it seems that Austrians have carried on the trend. Now … Continue reading Vienna: The City of knock-off Razor Scooters

The Nonpro Student and the plague of Imposter Syndrome

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud". (provided to you by the ever-credible source of Wikipedia) My graduate school is populated by a large variety of … Continue reading The Nonpro Student and the plague of Imposter Syndrome

Nonproliferation and the problem of the MANel

Being the rather unapologetically energetic nonproliferation student that I am, I force my way into as many nonproliferation-related events, talks, and conferences as possible. Through this practice, I have been able to meet a variety of very interesting and intelligent experts in the nonproliferation field. But I have noticed a rather glaringly apparent problem in … Continue reading Nonproliferation and the problem of the MANel