Rajal Pitroda

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Red State/Blue State

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2012 | (02:31)

Election day, regardless of its outcome, always serves as a reminder to me.

I come from a family of Democrats. I was raised in Chicago. I've lived in New York and Los Angeles. My life has taken me from one blue state to another. Each election, my Facebook feed...

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Hope and Change in Election 2012

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2012 | (13:57)

Four years ago, I was standing outside in the Los Angeles heat, knocking on doors in my West Hollywood neighborhood as a volunteer with Obama for America. Today, I sit in an apartment across from rainy Regents Park in London, my absentee ballot waiting to be mailed.

The election of...

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Girls and STEM: Changing Perceptions Through Existing Skills and Interests

(4) Comments | Posted 17 October 2012 | (00:00)

A few years ago, at a family wedding, I got a chance to catch up with one of my cousins. At the time, he had a daughter that was three, and another baby girl on the way. He told me about his trips to the toy store, about how his...

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