Filling My Days

Hello everyone, Lorenzo with another blog post here to recap the past month or so. I’ve found that the period of time right after a life-changing event can be interesting – there is this tension between my desire to return to the normal day-to-day life before the event and the acceptance that that normal doesn’t […]

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Adino’s Arrival In Seattle

Hello, I’m Alvine Ngouonga and I am the SCOPE Student Assistant. I have had the pleasure of talking to Adino Tesfahun about how he got into healthcare, his experience with SCOPE, and his decision to pursue a Ph. D. in Epidemiology. Here’s a small summary of my conversation with Adino. Hello Adino, could you tell […]

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Roller Coaster

I haven’t blogged in a while, and a lot has happened since the last post. Needless to say, I’ve been on a roller coaster of unexpected events. This roller coaster ride began almost a month ago, when I went on a day trip with a few old and new friends to Kosoye, a scenic hike […]

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Work

Last week marked the halfway point of my time here and it is surprising how fast it went! I was filling out the midpoint review for my practicum for discussion with Dr. Getahun and thought I might articulate some of the tasks that I’ve been working on for SCOPE since arriving. As a side note, […]

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Goodbyes

The past couple of weeks have been restive and a little bit lonely. Lorenzo went to Addis for his visa renewal and it has been a very different experience doing things alone. I am definitely looking forward to Lorenzo coming back soon! Work is going well, and it feels like things are coming together quickly […]

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Travel

The past couple of weeks have been filled with movement. I think I became very comfortable with the structure and normalcy of waking up, working out, going to the office, lunch, office, returning home, movie with Lorenzo, dinner, bed, repeat. It sounds kind of boring written out that way, but because the work aspect has […]

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The Comfort Zone

Lorenzo here with another blog. I’ve been telling people that I’ve had an unusual amount of wet weather this year, having lived in Seattle for the first half of the year and arriving just in time for the rainy season here in Gondar. There are times when it is literally raining the whole day, with […]

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