February In Review

Towards the beginning of the month, my dad, my brother Kyle and I visited my extended family in Southern California for a baby shower for my cousin. It was great to have (most) everyone together for this joyous occasion with great times and great food.

My classes have been going pretty well. My favorite classes are vertebrate zoology, where we do dissections, and animal behavior, where we basically just learn cool things about animals. Aside from classes, I’m still involved in all my academic extracurriculars (Wetland Ecosystem Ecology Lab and The Society for Conservation Biology) and was also recently appointed secretary of the School of Life Sciences Ambassadors! (As if I didn’t already have enough on my plate…)

The show at work this month was Matilda. I didn’t care much for it, but seeing all the kid actors and kid patrons was adorable. For this show, we rented 1,000 booster seats for the large amount of child patrons we anticipated, so that was a pain to remove from the seats and stack them a certain way then bring them down to the main level only 6 cushions at a time from the balcony level with no elevator once the run was over.

Yesterday, Kyle came up to Phoenix and we saw Logan together on opening night. It wasn’t my favorite X-Men movie, but one of the best ones released in a while.

Again, other than class and work, I don’t have time for much else. But I am very committed to my Netflix time, working out (half an hour cardio exercise about four times a week) and seeing friends.

I have been applying to graduate school programs in the United Kingdom. By the end of this week, I will have applied to University of Sussex, University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London and University College London. Much to my surprise, I have already been accepted to University of Surrey, which is a great honor, but it’s not my first choice, so I’m waiting to hear back from other universities and will probably commit before graduation just so I know my next steps.

I look forward to March being more exciting with four concerts, field work, visiting family and more!

What I’m listening to: Be Nothing by Boston Manor, Menos el Oso by Minus the Bear, How We Both Wondrously Perish by Being As An Ocean, Good Intent by Press to MECO, White Pony by Deftones

What I’m watching: Shameless (seasons 4-6), Hacksaw Ridge, Heathers, Finding Dory, Logan



  1. Charlene Redpath
    March 3, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    What a great senior year. Look out London! Love, AC

  2. Joan Foster
    March 4, 2017 / 3:35 am

    It was so wonderful seeing you!! I’m so happy you were able to come to the shower!! You are so amazing and I’m so proud of everything you are doing. I look forward to your next update!! I love you!!

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