One week out!

In less than a week I’ll be en route to Zambia for the long awaited 3 month expedition, and I can’t wait! To be honest, after planning for this trip over the last 6 months, it seems a little surreal that it’s so close. The plan is to arrive in Lusaka (the capital of Zambia) on Saturday morning, and spend a few days getting things together before taking an 8 hour bus ride to Mpulungu, on the lake. I’ll be buying a phone while in Lusaka, I’m not sure exactly how phone calls and texts will work there, but if you want that information when I have it let me know.

The high temperature for tomorrow in Mpulungu is 73 degrees F (23 degrees C), which will be a stark contrast to the snowy drive I had in today. Once there, I’m sure I’ll have tons of interesting things to write about, but in the meantime all I can tell you about is my decision making process in selecting ear drops, or how happy I am my income tax paperwork arrived before I left, so I’ll spare you.


I promise a science post is coming very soon (grades are due tomorrow and my load will lighten exponentially).  With three days remaining in the SciFund Challenge I just wanted to express how grateful I am to everyone who has contributed so far.  Your generosity means so much to me, and you’re really making this expedition possible.  Its been so exciting to check my inbox and see so many updates from RocketHub informing me that another person is willing to invest in my work.  Thank you all so much!

SciFund Challenge!

As of 12:01 am, SciFund challenge has begun!  Check out my page here.  Coming up later this week, what social behavior in fish, traffic jams, and Patrick Ewing have in common! 

Starting up

I’ve been mulling over the idea of starting a website/blog for a while now, and I’ve decided now is as good a time as any to get started.  My primary goal is to show and share my research, but also to have an avenue to share current events I find relevant either from the perspective of Biology, Science Education, or whatever else catches my interest.  Hope you all enjoy it!