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  • #DispatchesDNLee Week 12 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee Week 12 Recap

    By DNLee | September 28, 2015 |

    I've been hustling..still hustling. Science is challenging, doubly so when infrastructure (electricity, water, internet) are glitchy. Pray for me y'all. Pray for me.   [ View the story "Week 12 in Tanzania and word on the street is...#DispatchesDNLee" on Storify ] […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee Week 11 Update

    #DispatchesDNLee Week 11 Update

    By DNLee | September 21, 2015 |

    More than half way through the field season and I feel like I'm being worked over. Hungry, tired, physically spent..and did I say Hungry. I'm ALWAYS Hungry! [ View the story "It's week 11 in Tanzania, and Dr. Lee is having a 'time' there; follow with #DispatchesDNLee" on Storify ] […]

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  • Want a postcard? Sign up for an official #DispatchesDNLee correspondence

    Want a postcard? Sign up for an official #DispatchesDNLee correspondence

    By DNLee | September 16, 2015 |

    Whenever I travel internationally for science, I offer friends, family and readers a chance to get a post from me. This field season is coming to a close, only 3 weeks left. (Yes, the weekly recaps are a little behind). If you want a postcard from me, from Tanzania, then now is the time to sign up. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 10 Update

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 10 Update

    By DNLee | September 13, 2015 |

    Here I am ten weeks in...and I am discovering how much I love local fabrics and clothes. And always, a BIG thank you to my amazing and awesome intern who has been curating my tweets weekly, CaT Bobino -  @IntheKnowShow  . […]

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  • #NaCl2015: I'm salty but is that always bad?

    #NaCl2015: I'm salty but is that always bad?

    By DNLee | September 12, 2015 |

    I beleive in listening to what universe is trying to tell me. I stare at the 'noise'. I search for patterns, that seem non-existent or non-sensical. I observe. A LOT. I believe it makes me good at what I do. It's also why I do what I do. I surveyed my options and decided an academic science career was a good fit for me. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 9 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 9 Recap

    By DNLee | August 31, 2015 |

      Week 9 - lots of hiccups, but still the show must go on. (Special thanks to CaT B, my social media intern who curates these tweets each week. You should follow her on Twitter @IntheKnowShow and Storify )   [ View the story "It's week 9 and everything is going just fine! […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 8 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 8 Recap

    By DNLee | August 20, 2015 |

    Eight weeks in and I'm finally taking a little break. And I mean little. I still haven't traveled outside of the town limits. But I am relaxing...and searching for a massage. Well, at least I can get my hair done. So, So Tenderheaded. […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 7 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 7 Recap

    By DNLee | August 17, 2015 |

    Week 7 I was in heaven. I finally got a chance to check out pouched rat pups, born since my arrival, up close. Sleeping Mama Pouched rat with newborn pups, pinkies, nursing from her upper nipples.   [ View the story "Another week with Dr. […]

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  • Weekend To Do: Apply for the Science Writers 2015 Diversity Travel Fellowship

    Weekend To Do: Apply for the Science Writers 2015 Diversity Travel Fellowship

    By DNLee and Alberto | August 14, 2015 |

    In 2014, Diverse Scholar experienced a tremendous repsonse from nascent, emerging, and veteran journalists and science communicators who wanted to attend this amazing conference - at joint meeting of the   National Association of Science Writers  and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing . […]

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  • #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 6 Recap

    #DispatchesDNLee 2015 Week 6 Recap

    By DNLee | July 25, 2015 |

    Week 6 I has hitting it HARD. Behavior experiments, checking in on animals and heading back out to the field. The week was a complete blur. "Kazi, kazi, kazi! ~ My motto I'm glad my amazing intern archived and curated the week for me. […]

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