Saturday, August 7, 2021By:
Wow. I can't believe the SPS internship is over. The past two weeks have gone by in a total blur, as I worked to finish up my last projects and get my presentation ready for the SPS symposium. The symposium itself was fantastic -- I got to present first which meant that the nerves were gone and I really got to sit back and enjoy learning about the projects that other people had done this summer. It was amazing to hear the incredible variety of things that people worked on from instrument design to outreach and education.
The internship has been a wonderful experience and has really helped me decide on what I want the next stages of my life to look like. I loved doing outreach work, and making educational content, and I think that I want to look for a job where these things play a crucial role. Whether it's working directly as a teacher or in some other kind of science education position, this internship has shown me how much I enjoy getting to talk to people about science.
Now that the program is over, I'm going to spend the next couple of weeks road tripping around the Southwest. I'm so excited to get a chance to explore a whole new part of the world and to just take some time to hike and be outside after a summer of working 8hrs a day on a computer at home.