This Spring semester I am on sabbatical. We are very lucky at Colorado College to get a junior sabbatical (1/2 teaching load following the completion of a successful 3rd yr review) and I am looking forward to the opportunities the extra time provides.
Time that will let me finally get a chance to write up some of the awesome data my students and I have collected over the last three years. More time for hiking, yoga, cooking, friends. More time for new science. Swoon.
I will be based in Boulder, CO at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research working on a variety of projects. I am excited about returning to a community of friends and scientific colleagues at CU, the USGS, NEON, etc. No classes to teach also means I can travel to work with science friends. In late January I am headed to Ohio State to work with the my favorite hydrologist, Audrey Sawyer and her students on our Tidal Freshwater Zone project and in March I will be in College Station at Texas A&M working with Jason West on N isotope measurements.
I am excited to continue working with the rest of the ADVANCEGeo project team – our first focus groups and seminars conducted this past fall at SACNAS and AGU meetings provided tons of information that (1) confirm the severity and magnitude of the workplace harassment and bullying in the geosciences and (2) will help us create geoscience appropriate training scenarios. Read more about our NSF ADVANCE project to improve workplace climate and follow the project on Twitter @ADVANCEGeo
For now I am enjoying the addition of significantly more pilates and hiking to my week day routine.