Hello my friends! Wow, I apologize that it’s seriously been almost a whole ding-dang year since I last posted on here. It has been a very busy time. I did various things:
- Finished an internship at the Calgary Zoo, which was an impeccable time!
- Was awarded a contract to finish my ongoing work with the Calgary Zoo! Crazily enough, this is still ongoing…science moves so. Slow.
- Applied for many jobs, had many rejections! Including a government interview that has somewhat scarred me for life. If I am never asked a question along the lines of “what does subsection C of document #287393 say?” again in my life, it is cool.
- Actually GOT A JOB which happens to be my total dream job! I now work for a science communication firm (THOSE EXIST) called Fuse Consulting in Spruce Grove, Alberta.
- Moved into a new place!! Furnished it obsessively!
- GOT SOME FISH
And that brings us to now!
I realized that, being an employed person, I had blissfully left behind all of my “side hustles,” including this website. But hey – this website is cool, and I am a person outside of work! So I have decided to revive and refresh a few of the things on here. If you navigate to my writing samples, you can check out some of the new stuff I have produced lately! I now write for a blog for a research project called Landscapes in Motion. The aim of the project is to better understand the history of wildfires in the Southern Rockies of Alberta. It’s a very exciting time for the project as they are starting to produce research results and I get to describe and discuss these on the blog!
I have also updated the art section to show some of the new work I am getting to do in the realm of scientific illustrations and infographics. I find this work suuuuper satisfying as I now have access to awesome software and the insights of a team of science communicators and designers, who always make my work better.
Finally, the much-neglected research page has seen a minor update (mostly showing that my research manuscripts are piling up and up and up but neeever getting published…oh the woes of a young scientist). Really this is more a shame for the research community, not myself – I am employed, yay! But science should be out there for others to enjoy and learn from so, not-yay. I am still working on these projects and I hope they will see the light of day in the next year or so – let’s not give up hope!
I hope to keep this website somewhat alive over the next few years. That being said, if you’re here in 2021 and this is the top post that you see…I am glad we could connect across the vast expanse of cyberspace. From 2019 me to 2021 you, I appreciate your presence here. You’re still reading. That’s truly amazing.
OK much love!