Once again, stepping out into the southeast Asian sun in Singapore had me spellbound: This was everything and nothing like I could have ever expected.
I applied to speak at commencement in my final semester of undergraduate at Ohio University. And although I did not get selected to speak at graduation, I wanted to share with you my thoughts on ‘the end,’ as my peers and I prepare to leave on our next journey. (Just imagine me speaking this atContinue reading ““You Decide”: Commencement Address (Video)”
I’m sitting in Donkey Coffee on my third-to-final Friday morning in Athens, as my undergraduate education wraps up in a little less than two weeks.
Before we understood ecology, we thought species were just disparate sets of experiments, evolving in isolation of one another. Now that we as ever-learning humans know better — now that we know the whole world has a whole list of reasons for the way ‘things work’ — we can see the chain of events, theContinue reading “Breaking apart, falling together”
I splashed some water on my forearms, prolonging the inevitable plunge into coolness for a few more seconds. Tightening my swimmer’s cap and strapping on my goggles, I couldn’t stall any long; some other swimmer would want my lap here pretty soon if I didn’t push off from the sidelines and just start swimming.
Coming back to school for my final semester of undergrad, I chewed through yet *another* career-life crisis. I claimed I was at a crossroads — that my decisions to be decided over the next 15 weeks would define the trajectory of my immediate post-grad plans. Talk about a lot of pressure on these barely-stable shins!