An article showcasing some of my master's research was just published in the journal Oecologia. After countless hours of work, editing, re-editing, slightly tweaking figures millions of times in powerpoint and then saving them as PDFs, its hard to put into words how ecstatic I am!
As I reflected on my scientific journey to this point, I remembered an undergrad version of myself reading the seemingly cryptic scientific papers that her professors assigned. This younger version of me certainly never imagined that she would author one of those intricate scientific studies. And a mere 4 years later, here I am. Oh the wonders of graduate school - revolutionizing one's skill set from an overwhelmed undergrad to a published scientific writer!
Of course I owe an incredible debt of gratitude to co-author and amazing advisor Matt Bracken, without whom I might not have gone to graduate school in the first place!
Check out my article here! And spread the word, because what's the worth of science that's not shared?!