Check Yourself

By now, we are all painfully aware of the ongoing hate being hurled against the Jewish community. The latest rhetoric by a famous rapper has certainly played a part in this, and businesses have finally responded . . .

Mahsa Amini

Mahsa Amini—do you know the name? She is the young woman who died in Iran while in custody of the morality police. Women and men in Iran have been protesting in her name ever since...

Senior Year – Am I Ready?

My son has officially started his senior year of high school. As I anticipate all of the great experiences he’ll have this year, I find myself reliving my own senior year and allowing the sense of nostalgia to flood my mind with memories...

Think Before Reshuffling

When you turn to any news outlet or social media platform, you can’t escape the discussion around recession. Prognosticators suggest that it is a real possibility, but the bigger question is: how long will it last? ...

Birthday Season

I call it the birthday season because for me it is. With so many birthdays clustered together in one household, birthday time used to mean a month full of cake and, in our family, you got the joy of claiming the last piece of your own birthday cake . . .

Be Inspired to Change it Back

In 2008, Prop 8–a ballot proposition intended to ban same-sex marriage–was passed in California. I was devastated by the news. Here we stand again, in 2022, facing profound disappointment following SCOTUS’ dismantling of Roe v. Wade...

Genomics is the Real Deal

I have been with Illumina for 20+ months and haven’t said much about it. But it’s important o start sharing the amazing mission of Illumina—to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome...

I Quit!

I quit. True story. Well, kind of. At 21 years of age, this was my first big test. While I am certain it was not as tough as others have faced since then, it was my first big test. I remember those days of fighting to get through it...