My name is Monica Gates. I’m a second-year PhD student who has happily arrived in the Bay Area, and this blog is a weekly compilation of thoughts on my life.
One reason I imagine you could be here is that I study psychology / computer science / neuroscience, and you could be interested in studying these excellent fields yourself. If so, I’d love to talk to you (my email is mgates at berkeley dot edu). Moreover, last year I put together a science outreach website where I’ve pooled some resources about being an undergraduate in science / being a woman starting out in science / starting out in the fantastic field of computational cognitive science– so please use that as a resource also!
Another reason you could be here is to learn about what college is like– I had a wonderful time as an undergraduate at Wellesley College, where I blogged for Wellesley College’s Admissions Office for four years. Feel free to check that out if that’s you :).
And for the rest of you who are here because you’re friends or family or unknown beautiful people on the internet– thanks so much for reading. My topics drift, but this blog is mainly about social interactions, introspection, and growing up.
You all are the best, and thanks as always for reading.