Bird Studies

Going back to my art routine had been hard lately. I cannot stress how difficult it is to establish a routine of making art while being a full-time employee and a full-time graduate student. I started little. I take a break in the afternoon to do a quick sketch or follow an online tutorial. I…

Directionless Sketches

I don’t often draw people. I rarely have people in my paintings. I want to focus and study something else for a change. Haven’t we got enough pictures of people on the internet? But I find that I need more and more familiarity in the past few days.

What I wish I knew before grad school

Though I prepared significantly for my degree, nothing can prepare you well enough for the challenges and uncertainties of grad school. That said, here are some of the things I learned that I wish I knew before I signed up for grad school. It would have made my journey a lot more exciting (and probably easier).

Mr. Dickens and His Carol

It was nostalgic, dark, humorous, and most of all, relatable. The stories and the scenes in the novel were as quirky as the real-life Dickens.


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About Me

Hi! I’m Maia, a microbiologist, botanical artist, and science communicator. I’m taking my Master’s degree in Microbiology, and I plan to work on cyanobacteria biotechnology research after grad school. I craft botanical, fauna, and microbe art and scientific articles in the hopes of making Science a part of our daily, creative lives. I also love fountain pens and mechanical keyboards.

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