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MIT student blogger Afeefah K. '21

Battle in The Bay by Afeefah K. '21

a comic

I’m finally all settled into my summer experience in ~~the bay~~

My 6AM-6PM days begin with a long but beautiful commute through the mountains and are filled with hours behind the tissue culture hood. The cells and I, we’ve really gotten to know each other.

In between splitting and seeding cells and learning to increase throughput with the use of all kinds of automated machines and processes,  I’ve found myself genuinely excited to wake up and make my way to work. The routine has it’s own kind of charm to it.

In addition to experiencing what it’s like to be a “real adult” in the “real world”, I’ve been able to spend a good amount of time soaking in the California sun and revisiting my childhood dream of becoming a professional artist. The outcome is below: