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StitchSquid

StitchSquid
Date Joined: August 18, 2021
Last Online: August 31, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

Hi, I'm Eve. Scientist, bookworm, and general nerd and crafter.

I work in biotech as a scientist, and have done some cool things throughout my time as a student to now, including using CRISPR Cas9 to make worms that glow (for confocal laser scanning microscopy to study neuron development), to researching cancer immunotherapies. Most recently, I was part of a team that that developed a COVID-19 vaccine using the old tech (antigen based, not mRNA) that is in phase 2 clinical trials currently!

All this has been neat for my career but I find that I don't enjoy the lab as much as I thought I did. I am working to stitch careers into program coordination/management for programs that support education- whether that's connecting students to supportive resources or being an educational support to students of various backgrounds. I have past experience as a tutor and academic coach to students with disabilities, and management experience of a homework support center, so I hope to make the swap soon! Education has helped me both by gaining knowledge, and skills to reason and apply my knowledge to improve my life, and I want to help other people get that same benefit. I think a lot of personal/financial/professional issues can at the very least be lessened if people can gain knowledge and reasoning skills to use that knowledge and navigate life's challenges. Even if it's reasoning out how to find supportive resources, or creative approaches to begin solving an issue. Therefore, I am planning ways to use my embroidery skills to create works to sell, and fundraise that way for nonprofits that promote educational services and supports. Even if I am not able to switch into a more education based career.

Outside work I enjoy my evenings with my 2 cats and husband, usually by embroidering, sewing, reading, practicing watercolor,

My favorite color is light blue, specifically teal/turquoise shades. After that very much like purple, red, and green.

I loooove love love cephalopods (octopus, squid, nautilus cuttlefish), and cats as well. All kinds, house, wild, doesn't matter.

I like to bake but don't do so often because my husband doesn't like sweets, and I don't want to eat them ALL by myself if I don't bring extras in to work or something (I have a huge sweet tooth). I do not want my morning workouts to be in vain!

Favorite Crafts

My main craft is embroidery! I've been making my own patterns for a lot of the pieces I've completed. It's a lot of fun to put on a movie, show, podcast, or music, or just chat with whoever is in my company while I stitch away.

I also sew, not as often as I embroider. I'm also not as good at it as I am in embroidery, but the garments come out wearable so I'm happy.

Lately I have been practicing watercolors, and have found Daniel Smith watercolor paints, which are a dream to work with. It's difficult, but that just means I need to practice more.

Favorite Television

-It's Always Sunny -Rick and Morty -Archer -Star Trek -Parks and Rec

Favorite Books

It's hard to choose!

-Wheel of Time (entire series) -Lord of the Rings series -The Silmarillion -The Martian -20,000 Leagues Under the Sea -Jurassic Park

Favorite Movies

-Lord of the Rings -Jurassic Park -The Martian -Indiana Jones (there are ONLY 3! WE DON'T TALK ABOUT THE FOURTH) -Forrest Gump -The Mummy (Brendan Fraiser one) -The Great Dictator

Favorite Music

-Hozier -Bayside -Ronnie James Dio/DIO -Black Sabbath -The Black Keys -Iron Maiden -Bathory -Ghost -Beethoven -Gallows -Queen -Franz Ferdinand -Skelator -The Sword

etc...

General Likes

-Fantasy and Sci Fi -Horror (especially Lovecraftian) -Macabre stuff -tropical stuff -nautical stuff -STEM Stuff -Space -Tea -succulents -desert themed stuff -cephalopods -cats -dinosaurs -gel polish -Games (board, card,video, and TTRPG)

General Dislikes

-mushrooms -coffee -overly pink things -ruffles -glitter (unless it is encapsulated, like in nail polish)

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annim rated for Share your favorite quote! on Aug 31, 2021
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ericabella rated for Share your favorite quote! on Aug 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Iva!
PolarGlow rated for Share your favorite quote! on Aug 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the nice quote!
sarahmaus33 rated for Share your favorite quote! on Aug 24, 2021
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Comment: Nice quote! Thanks :)
Response: <3

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Comments

Fabriqueen on Aug 23, 2021:

Share Your Favorite Quote

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

gadasinialdigim on Aug 23, 2021:

' scared? GOOD we dont GROW when we stay inside our COMFORT ZONE '

best wishes

Rabia

PolarGlow on Aug 23, 2021:

“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing…not healing, not curing…that is a friend who cares.” — Henri Nouwen

Lakelikethewater on Aug 22, 2021:

“‘What is there about fire that’s so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?’ Beatty blew out the flame and lit it again. ‘It’s perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did.'” -Ray Bradbury(Fahrenheit 451)

aitía on Aug 22, 2021:

United we stand, divided we fall. - Aesop

Mishi48 on Aug 22, 2021:

Measure not the work until the days out and the labor done - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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