With almost a month delay, here’s my 2015 annual report.
Last year was quite eventful personally and professionally. It was the year of many transitions; I changed the city, the country, and the continent. I had a few unsuccessful funding applications in Denmark, but they say experience matters, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time. Major part of my year passed in visa applications and travelling between Europe and USA. As a newly graduated PhD you are expected to do a post-doc or two abroad (whatever that means). However, moving your whole life in another country is not just finding a new home address and shipping few suitcases/boxes. There are many complications, especially if you want to keep your personal relationships healthy. Luckily, after few months of being on a “house-wife visa” (US F2 dependent visa) which forbids any income, I found a post-doc position in the same department as my husband and could apply for a J1. The whole process took more than a month due to some technical issues at the US home security. After all, I could start the post-doc in August, and since then there hasn’t been anything to complain about.
In short, last year I entered 4 times the USA, published an open access peer-review paper, attended 2 conferences (here, and here), presented orally on the second one, and got a post-doc position at the Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG). I’m glad to be part of this research group and to work together with Scott Miller, who’s also the Department leader at the moment. So far it has been a great working environment.
Other memorable events this year: the opportunity to help with some exciting field work near Dubois, to finally start using R, and to get back into hydrology and in some new and exciting for me time series analyses.
When it comes to the blog… There wasn’t much action here, mostly because I got distracted with other stuff. My personal favorite 3 blog-posts are:
- Bottle it!
- my impressions from the movie Damnation
- the most inspirational event for me this year was More than Pretty Pictures: pre-conference workshops, so I think this blog-post should make the Top 3
Here is figure I prepared, summarizing my 2015 (pre-New Year’s procrastination)