I was a Photography art minor at Stanford University. It was a fun pastime, and something to keep me balanced through the academic and social rigors of that time. It was motivated by a longtime love and fascination with film and audio. It also paired nicely with a growing portfolio in creative writing.

Out of Stanford my first gig was a marketing and comms internship at the hottest startup of the year. …


Last year I noted a strong correlation between my social media behavior and my eating habits. Shelter in place and thus living in a quite, silent den with no one but my boyfriend and my plants to affect my thoughts, made it easier and more effective to notice even subtle patterns in my behavior. On the weeks that I spent more time on Instagram and Facebook, engaging in erratic and seemingly uncontrollable posting in the pursuit of senseless dopamine hits, I also spent several days eating the most unusual of junk food combinations. The only plausible explanation? The negative effect…


For much of the last five years I’ve spent at least an hour a day wondering about decisions made at some point in the recent or distant past. Each choice I made, critical or small, that lead me to this place I find myself in again, again, and again. What if?

About a week ago I entered into a new phase in my love relationship at a very stressful time in this new day job that made me realize how committed I am to both, and to my graduate program keeping me at the latter.

It’s a commitment I’ve never…


In retrospect I’m glad I stood on the outskirts looking at the entirety of the Tech industry from the bottom up before 1) jumping in head first and 2) deciding at what angle. Now I know what programing languages I ‘should’ master in order to place myself in an area of infinitesimal growth for the majority of my middle career; where I will likely experience less turn over and less burn out than those who went straight in from the get go. …

Katrina Monet

creative, scientist, writer, meditator, health nut, www.katrinamonet.com

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