About this time last week, I was wrapping up the public presentation of my PhD research. Do I feel like a new person post defense? Not really. Am I sleeping a lot finally? Most definitely. Right now I still feel like there is plenty to do - revisions, the mountain of grading that I put off, planning my move, manuscripts, etc etc. I think the realization that I got through this will hit me slowly over the summer as I get time to relax with all the wonderful friends I've made in Corvallis. It's going to be really sad to leave this place but I am very excited for my move back to New York and to start my new job at SUNY Purchase. I'm going to try to be better at writing blog posts so that I can continue to feel connected with my friends across the world (without annoying everyone on facebook).
This blog chronicles the sometimes wandering course of my PhD and then my life as an Environmental Studies professor at Purchase College.. Some blog entries will be guest-written by summer interns working with me.