I’m finally in Australia!
The process of applying to the LOREX program was certainly a rollercoaster. The opportunity seemed to appear out of nowhere, and I hadn’t even officially started my graduate degree when I learned about the program. I spent every day since the announcement with butterflies
We all have ideas of what we think the first day of school is going to be like. We imagine flying in, immediately knowing where everything is, how it all works, and intending on getting our work done then and there. Imagination and reality rarely connect.
I have been in Australia for four days now, and so far it has been a relatively easy transition. I am a PhD student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa working with Henrietta Dulai and during my time in Australia, I am working with Isaac Santos at the National Marine Science Centre, which is part
I like to travel, but I hate being underprepared. It is my nature to worry perhaps more than I should. I hate not being completely self-sufficient when traveling. Because of these reasons, I end up overpacking.
Before a major trip, I usually make a packing list about two weeks before I leave. It