Hello!  你好!  I'm Alyse.  I am a scientist, creative, and athlete, currently residing in Los Angeles.  I like drip coffee, croissants, photography, learning, guitar, spin-class, good company, notebooks, beauty, and heavy rain.

Welcome to Lumière & Lens (light and lens), a personal narrative.  I created this blog in the midst of doctoral studies in the late-2010s to document lifestyle, thoughts, creative endeavors, and the lighter sides of life.  As with anything in life, this space is transitional, and has been refreshed (as of 2020) to coincide with those changes.  Grab a coffee and stay a while.  :)