Why I’m writing here
The purpose of this blog is to share snippets and reflections of what I am learning and thinking about. Realistically, this blog could be a private folder on Evernote, but I figured that I am more likely to think critically if there is a chance (even a small one) that someone else will read what I say.
Why write out my thoughts on topics that are mostly new to me? People learn more when they reflect, share, and elaborate. I hope in some posts I’ll have something to say that might spark interest or conversation among my friends or others who come across this blog — that type of community participation is probably the best way to learn and develop quickly. But I expect many of my posts will just be straightforward summaries that don’t bring anything new to the world. The act of writing alone is probably enough to get me reflecting and engaging with these ideas. And that’s the whole point anyway :)
I expect most of this content will be stolen from my professors or other researchers and, so I’ll try to credit appropriately and often.
I’m a part-time student in the TIE program (technology, innovation, and education) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
I also work on a health coaching app called Activate. Our goal with Activate is to bring together human accountability/community and doable lifestyle interventions to help everyday people adopt a healthier lifestyle; we’re focused specifically on metabolic health and the consequences of today’s carb-heavy lifestyle. Check out Activate on the App Store or Play Store if you’d like to learn more.