Leidamarie Tirado-Lee

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

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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.

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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.

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Although I am an avid user of modern technology in all its forms, I have never really considered myself tech savvy.

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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.

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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.

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Hi, my name is Leida and I’m a chocoholic.

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Earlier this summer, well-known astrophysicist Dr.