In Observation of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day During my college tenure the United States had its first Hispanic Surgeon General, who also happened to be the first woman to ever hold that position. Unfortunately, I was so immersed in my studies and overall college experience that I did […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Space, the final frontier! That sounds so exciting and adventurous. Shouldn’t Americans who psychologically signed on wholesale onto the Manifest Destiny want to explore space further? But today, the Endeavour arrived at an L.A. museum after many delays. Pretty typical. On May 5 1961, that Alan Shepard blasted off atop […]
Apologies, Madame? Are you human? How many times a day are you asked about your human credentials? Have you created a new email account? Have you purchased concert tickets online? Have you “shared” an article on Reddit? Have you transferred money online between accounts? Have you done any […]
In Observance of the International Day of the Girl Child Girls across the world are disproportionately impacted by stereotypes, discrimination, violence and economic disparities. As we become advanced technologically and find new ways to address global disparities (e.g. use of mobile technology to encourage health seeking behaviors), we […]
In the South Bronx at 3pm, kids would be walking quickly home. Moms would be preparing the bologna and cheese sandwiches and getting the juice boxes ready. It was the daily ritual growing up. The 3pm hour was the hour to relax after a hard day of elementary […]
Have you ever had one of those days, moments, when you are trying to leave a city and at every turn you are turned away? This has happened to me in a major way twice in New York City. Who knew that trying to leave an island could […]
Every time I go to the ob-gyn doctor (that is when I can get that appointment which is oftentimes a 6-month wait in New York City) I bring magazines, an ipad, a charged up phone and spare phone battery. I bring what is basically my “I’m-gonna-be-stuck-here-forever kit.” This […]
I don’t drive. I have never learned how to and at the moment I do not plan to learn how. This means I depend on my feet (along with good music) and on public transportation-namely, the subway. The bus in NYC, because of the constant stop-and-go traffic, makes […]
It’s not a popular thing to state. I don’t even think Governor Romney said it. Ok. But, I’m going to admit it..I hate Big Bird. Maybe HATE is too strong a term to use. How about this? I really don’t like Big Bird. He’s whiny and mopey. He’s […]
On my way to get my hair all prettied up, I passed the Occupy Protesters camped out in Zuccotti Park. I felt a wave of nostalgia. Not nostalgia for my college days (I am a Gen Xer –there was not much we protested). Not nostalgia for my fresh-out-of-college-so-I-am-dirt-poor […]