Leidamarie is currently a biological sciences graduate student studying calcium signalling in the lab of Dr. Murali Prakriya. When not in lab, she volunteers with the McCormick Boys & Girls Club afterschool science program, Science Club, and with the Evanston Public Library Latino science program, Jugando Con La Ciencia. This volunteer work has inspired her to pursue a career in science outreach and education. In her free time, she loves to bake, and is training to become a competitive archer.
Content by Leidamarie Tirado-Lee
The way we acquire information has changed drastically since I was young student. At the risk of dating myself, I remember needing to go to the library to take out books to write school reports.
You know that music you often here playing in an elevator, or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Usually it’s played at a low level to provide a soothing background noise.
Although I am an avid user of modern technology in all its forms, I have never really considered myself tech savvy.
When it comes to food, there are two types of people in this world: those who EAT TO LIVE and those who LIVE TO EAT. I, unapologetically, belong to the second group.
I have a love-hate relationship with my hair. It’s been that way ever since I can remember because I was born with curly hair.