Learning and the Passage of Time – A blog post by Marisa


Marisa was diagnosed with Stage IV Adenocarcinoma in October 2015 at the age of 30. Read her inspiring post about completing grad school while living with lung cancer. “On January 12th, I submitted my final assessment for grad school. Four-hundred-and-sixty-eight days following my first footsteps into the Poli Sci department at UCL. I will never … Continue reading Learning and the Passage of Time – A blog post by Marisa

This is me. These are my Lungs.


September 21, 2015. I moved to London to start a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory at University College London. I worked my tail off to get into this program, which only admits twenty-five people annually from around the globe. I uprooted my otherwise stable and fun life working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading This is me. These are my Lungs.