The power of Art for Outreach- knitted birds!

The power of Art for Outreach- knitted birds!

For those that know me outside the academic world, know that I am a hobby-holic. If I can learn how to craft it, can it,…

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New Years Resolution for the planet and my progress

New Years Resolution for the planet and my progress

It’s 2018. It’s that time of the year where people, like myself, make those New Years Resolutions.What are the most common ones? Most common New…

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THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

As a person who sometimes feels that they are forever in a state of ‘studentness’, there has come a time (or many) that I have…

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Tourism in Antarctica......dot dot dot

Tourism in Antarctica……dot dot dot

Holger Leue/Lonely Planet Images/Getty Increased tourism could be contributing to plastic pollution in Antarctica. So this past week I was sitting on a plane headed…

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What are you doing after grad school? How about be an astronaut?

What are you doing after grad school? How about be an astronaut?

We all as graduate students get asked this question a lot; by family, friends, future employers, grant committees, scholarship committees, colleagues: “What do you want…

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Identity crisis: greater snow geese altering migratory pathways and following their 'lesser cousins'

Identity crisis: greater snow geese altering migratory pathways and following their ‘lesser cousins’

A Hybrid is the result of two species successfully having offspring; one example is the liger, a cross between a tiger and a lion. There are…

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To get to the other side: finishing the doctoral thesis

To get to the other side: finishing the doctoral thesis

I am 1 year and 3 months away from my thesis dissertation and defense deadline; the finishing of the PhD. For those in pursuit or…

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Skinny polar bears and my first-hand account of Climate Change

Skinny polar bears and my first-hand account of Climate Change

I saw a polar bear in a zoo once. When I was a lot younger. I remember thinking, “huh, he isn’t doing anything, he is…

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Coffee and a lap blanket; time to get reading

Coffee and a lap blanket; time to get reading

One struggle I have faced with graduate school revolves around reading; am I reading enough? Am I reading enough about the things I should be…

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Alive and Living Well

Alive and Living Well

Today is Oct 4th, and I’m sitting at a table in a loft apartment in Healy, Alaska, population 1,021 (est. from 2010 Census). One year…

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