This week, was honestly full of ups and downs. I was having one of those weeks where I can’t focus on anything and I didn’t feel motivated at all because I had my mind on other things going on in my life. Going to UCSD was a nice way for me to clear my mind. Before getting there, I was expecting the college to look different. I was actually surprised because I kind of digged it. Everyone didn’t really like the school, but I could see myself going there, plus it’s close to home. We went to Geisel, the library. The building looked really cool from the outside. I was really surprised about how it looked from the inside. Specially the 7th floor. It was super quiet and everyone was studying. I loved it. From there, we went to Dr. Kauffman’s lab. We did three workshops, but out of the three, cutting the brain of a mice with a cryostat was the one that was the most fun. I had never seen a mice’s brain before, so it was amazing looking at it, and cutting it. The workshop that I feel like I learned the most with, was looking at Kisspeptin on male and female brains on the microscope. We were supposed to look at two of them and see if we could guess which was the male or which one was the female brain. I’m really glad we got to do these workshops in a real lab because it broke so many taboos that I had, and I got to learn so much.