The last few months have continued to be a bit crazy. I moved back to Florida from Michigan, then moved back to Michigan right after defending my PhD, and finally left again a few days later for Evolution 2016 in Austin, Texas. But, all that hard work has paid off and I'll be graduating from Florida State University in August!
Although the first drive up to Michigan was pretty exhausting, we did make it with lots in the van because master packer Marshall was in charge.
The Evolution meeting was also quite exhausting but even more fun to see cool research and meet lots of amazing undergraduates as part of my new role as coordinator for the Undergraduate Diversity at Evolution program. It was wonderful to meet so many people in person that I had only been emailing with for months! A big plus of the meeting was to share news of my successful defense as well. To top it off, at the closing reception (Super Social) we enjoyed delicious food truck tacos/sliders, margaritas, and cupcakes! All in a day's work as an evolutionary biologist.