Starting a Bullet Journal: What I think you should know!

When I started my bullet journal, I had no idea what I was getting in to. I saw a few pretty “notebook” spreads on Pinterest and was enthusiastic to try it myself. It wasn’t until I did a little more research that I realized there is a whole chunk of the Internet dedicated to justContinue reading “Starting a Bullet Journal: What I think you should know!”

What to look for in a Genetic Counseling Program (PART TWO)

A few posts ago, I made a checklist titled “What to look for in a Genetic Counseling Program”, in the hopes that I’d help a few lost souls apply to graduate school. However, I was preaching without a choir and I now realize that I am the most lost soul there is!  Having plans toContinue reading “What to look for in a Genetic Counseling Program (PART TWO)”

How to Make “Advocacy Work” Your Friend

If you’re a hopeful, future genetic counselor, you’ve experienced reading the most daunting of application requirements –– “Advocacy Experience”. Your stomach probably dropped to the floor and the little voice inside your head whispered in a high-pitched tone, “what even is that”.  From volunteering to counseling, “advocacy work” can mean a variety of things. TheContinue reading “How to Make “Advocacy Work” Your Friend”

What to Look for in a Genetic Counseling Program

Finding the right graduate school program is hard (ask anyone getting their masters or PhD!) But the struggle can be even greater for students looking to apply to an accredited genetic counseling program, all of which are highly distinguished and incredibly competitive.  So how do you find the right program for you?  There are manyContinue reading “What to Look for in a Genetic Counseling Program”

It doesn’t take “a saint” to love someone with a disability.

A harsh, short essay about something I could write a whole book about. As the sister of a child with Down syndrome, Ethan and I have had our fair share of tough moments. Many of these tough moments have been in public, perhaps during one of his temper tantrums or sensory overloads. I’ve seen theContinue reading “It doesn’t take “a saint” to love someone with a disability.”

What Pre-Genetic Counseling Students Want Master’s Programs to Know!

A shadowing, GRE, and money tell-all –– inspired by conversation with fellow pre-genetic counseling students. I’ve applied to enough jobs and scholarships to have had the humbling experience of writing within a word count. While in the past I’ve struggled to advocate for myself in a few words, today I’ve decided to word-vomit the truth ––Continue reading “What Pre-Genetic Counseling Students Want Master’s Programs to Know!”