Greetings from Africa! This past Tuesday, I had my first official fieldwork day in Lake Manyara National Park. It was one of many days out completing hands-on, and one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my life. Just being in the park was astounding, but being able to complete research while there […]Read more "Lake Manyara National Park"
Hamjambo! After spending the past month spending time with my family and living at home for the first time since I was seventeen, the time finally came for me to say my goodbyes. Goodbyes are always hard, but this time it was particularly rough. I spent so much time over the past month bonding with […]Read more "Hellos and Goodbyes"
As I sit here and stare at my prematurely packed luggage, I wonder what bit of insanity prompted me to decide to study abroad in a tiny village way out in Africa. This would be my first time leaving the United States (aside from a tiny Canadian excursion when I was too young to remember), and my fears and worries were finally kicking in.Read more "T-7 Days Till Take-Off"