Medicine at 13,000 feet

Medicine at 13,000 feet

In August 2011, I traveled with a medical aid expedition to Huancavelica, Peru. High in the Andes, it’s an area blessed by rugged beauty and plagued by poverty. I was along to document the mission, a collaborative effort among doctors from Peru and the United States that not just brought medical help to the region but also brought people from remote villages to the area’s major hospital. For some patients, the doctors could offer a simple fix and reassurance that everything would be okay; for others, they provided life-altering surgery.

Growing

In seeing the deepest part of myself in my mother, I have realized that growing is a never-ending and ever-changing part of life.

After the Cannonball

An essay on walking the Camino Ignaciano in Spain, and reflecting on how the time that comes after the big, pivotal moments is when change happens.

How It Started, How It’s Going

For decades, the internet has shaped the way we communicate, but two years of us being extremely online hit fast forward on its real-world impact.

Smart Swimmers

A Santa Clara professor and his team successfully taught microrobots to swim better, potentially opening up huge advancements in health care applications.