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Hey all! The name is Nadia, and continuing the tradition of science writing interns here at APS, I'll be blogging my heart out on the Buzz.

I just graduated (literally, yesterday) from American University in Washington, DC with a degree in Biochemistry and minor in philosophy. However, I don't hide under my bed at the mere mentioning of physics, and I will do my best to bring you high quality interesting and amusing posts.

I'll be signing in as uncalm, which is pretty self explanatory if you know me, and if you don't, lets just say I have a tendency towards increasing entropy.



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