By Skylar Bayer
Updated on 08.20.16
[Cover photo by Melissa Orobko, my travel buddy at Gros Morne in Newfoundland for a few days. She’s really awesome and does amazing work with mathematical modeling. You should check her out on Twitter. Keep an eye out for her story from IMCC here as well.]
Well, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks! The International Marine Conservation Congress was an absolutely amazing meeting and I’m so glad I went. I’m back to doing radio shows this weekend and I’m going to start playing short podcasts I put together from the conference. I’ll put them on Soundcloud so keep one eye (maybe your left?) out for the next episode coming out.
Another thing to keep an eye (maybe your right?) out for is a press release on my paper that was published in June. I’m helping write it with our PR person at University of Maine. It’s really exciting to finally, after years and years of pouring sweat, blood and tears into my dissertation, to start having chapters get published.
Finally, open up your ears (probably both) to this if you haven’t already. My story titled The Hummingbird of Doom was released last week on The Story Collider podcast. It’s about getting through a major hurtle of my time as a Ph.D. student and really as a person. It’s part of this blog post I wrote in 2012. Having your health get in the way of your ability to chase your dreams is a tough reality to accept, but sometimes it opens up doors to different paths in your life.