So, let’s see what I have done this past month…
I was awarded the Phipps Botany in Action Fellowship for my third and final year. This award is one that keeps giving, as the skills I have learned have prepared me for a future career in outreach, and the funding has supported my research. Words cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity. Additionally, I can’t believe the amazing people I have met through this program.
Well, after years of talking about it, I got a puppy. Getting a dog is as rewarding as it is time consuming. Just in time for National Puppy Day, I wrote an article for EcoMyths about EcoFriendly pet care. It has been fun learning how to make different toys and treats that are good for our puppy and good for our earth.
Most of my month has been spent on analysis of my survey data. This research project is studying how people in Appalachia, both ginseng harvesters and non-harvesters, view the relationship between Surface mining and ginseng harvest. I am currently working on writing my discussion for this paper. It is amazing the years and years of planning, work, and preparation that go into such a relatively short document with a few figures… It really makes you appreciate the body of scientific literature out there.
April will be a great month! I can't wait... just a lot of work is coming my way!!!!