Welcome to My Blog
Hi, I’m Josephine, a chemical engineer by day, a bookworm and blogger by night. On this blog, I share my learning journey from reading, observing people, and life experiences. The central question I’m trying to answer is,
How to be wiser?
About Josephine Elia
I hail from Indonesia and am now based in the beautiful city of Boulder. I have a serious case of bibliophilia, a deep desire to learn and understand the world, humanity, and myself, which motivate the pieces I write on this blog. I hold a B.S. degree from MIT and a PhD from Princeton University in chemical engineering, but I consider education as an interdisciplinary and lifelong pursuit.
Engineer. Bookworm. Learner. Writer.
All the World’s a Classroom is my personal motto–also the blog’s secret title–to remind myself that there’s something to glean from all nations, places, and people, which I access largely through books.
I believe that life is about learning, that education never stops, and that we need to always strive towards the betterment of ourselves, our work, and our relationships. I find it most thrilling when I meet like-minded people who strive to live the same way. If you are passionate about learning and reading, this is the place for you! Start here to get a feel of what the blog is about.
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