Exploring the Use of Moringa oleifera as a Vegetable in Agua Caliente Nueva, Jalisco, Mexico

I presented my research, "Exploring the use of Moringa oleifera as a vegetable in Agua Caliente Nueva, Jalisco, Mexico" at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Global Health Day 2018.

Mexico Joins the Effort to Combat Plastic Pollution

In the restaurants and stores of Oaxaca City, anuncios could be seen everywhere instructing customers to do one thing: ditch the plastic. Check out how Mexico is tackling plastic pollution in my latest post!

How to Celebrate the New Year in Mexico

Celebrating the New Year is universal, but we all have different ways of saying goodbye to the past and looking toward the future. I had the privilege to ring in the New Year with locals in Oaxaca! Read on to find out their Mexican tradition for New Year's Eve.

Recipe: Dry-cooked Noodle Soup

Despite the consistent 90+ degree weather in Agua Caliente, I was never able to give up my love for soup! My host sister prepared this really simple noodle soup and it only took 3 ingredients: onion, tomato, and pasta noodles!     Here's what you'll need: 1 onion 2-3 tomatoes, depending how tomatoey you want … Continue reading Recipe: Dry-cooked Noodle Soup

Recipe: Aguachile

Looking for a refreshing merienda (snack) for a hot, summer day? Look no further, as aguachile is all you'll ever need (aside from the obvious choices of fresh fruit!) A traditional Mexican dish, aguachile is made up of shrimp marinated in lime juice, cucumbers, onions, and something spicy! Ingredients // Ingredientes: fresh shrimp // camarones … Continue reading Recipe: Aguachile

Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family

8 weeks have flown by here in Agua Caliente Nueva. It's been an incredible experience living with such a wonderful family. They've welcomed me with open arms and took care of me through thick and thin, especially when I had food poisoning twice during my time here lol...Β ExtraΓ±arΓ© a mi familia Mexicana πŸ˜₯ Mexicanos son … Continue reading Living Like a Local: The Importance of Family

Living Like a Local: The Not-So Itsy Bitsy Spider…

If you're living anywhere outside of an industrialized, large city, you're bound to find insects and other bugs that you haven't encountered before. This is the story of my experience with a spider the size of my HAND.