Second Semester Recap

Needless to say my second semester of grad school did not go down the way I thought at all. I think the transition to online school and work has been a difficult adjustment for the entire world but I do feel pretty confident that I have the hang of it now. While not being on campus did take away some of the experience I am so happy to say I am officially done year one of my program!!! And to celebrate being done one year of grad school I decided to sign up for one more by switching to a double degree program…lol. I am now pursuing both an MST in Transportation and also an MCP, or Masters of City Planning. As I talked about a bit in my first semester recap the STEM nature of my MST degree was a little outside my comfort zone and while I am so happy I pursued and would change absolutely nothing, ultimately I decided doing another year of school to get more policy/industry knowledge would play to my strengths the best. This means that while I did finish all the coursework for my MST requirements, I will spend next year fulfilling the courses for MCP and then my third year will be spent writing a joint thesis.

While this semester definitely had its up and downs I feel way more academically confident and am super excited for what is ahead!

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Postcards from France

A couple more snaps from my recent trip to France! This is my ultimate happy place and I love being able to relive the trip through these photos.

Hope you enjoy 🙂

The red houses of Roussillon
Early morning mist from a vineyard in Provence
The happiest camper
Snaps from another beautiful vineyard we visited
The habour of Cassis
Back alleyways of Cassis, for a small town there were tons of ways to get lost

 

Provence Part 1: Three Days in Cassis

Just got back from the magical vacation ever in the South of France. This is a trip I have wanted to do for awhile and I am so so glad it finally worked out! Provence is truly a special place, full of artisans, stunning landscape, French food and beachesJust got back from the most magical vacation ever in the South of France. This is a trip I have wanted to do for awhile and I am so so glad it finally worked out! Provence is truly a special place, full of artisans, stunning landscape, French food and beaches, and I hope if it is on your list you can make it someday ( and if it is not on your list maybe you will be inspired by the photos below.Day One- Arrive and Settle In

Just got back from the more magical vacation ever in the South of France. This is a trip I have wanted to do for awhile and I am so so glad it finally worked out! Provence is truly a special place, full of artisans, stunning landscape, French food and beaches. If it is on your list I hope you are able to make it soon, and if it is not on your list I hope you get inspired by the photos below!

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Three Days in Dublin

Day One 

We left for Dublin nice and early and so got in before lunch. We started the day by orienting ourselves Temple Bar ( where the bus from the airport conveniently drops you off). Temple Bar is the main touristy area of Dublin, full of stores, restaurants and stores. While a lot of the stores are just modern mall stores, the buildings themselves are old and the streets are cobblestones which is beautiful. If you wander a little away from the main strip you can get lost in some beautiful old alleyways. 

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Consulting 101: What do you actually do?

Ah the life of a consultant…one of those professions that everyone knows about but few actually understand what we do. Two years in I still have friends and family constantly ask me “what do you actually do?”. This was also a question I asked on repeat when I going through the interview process for my current job. Now that I am two years in I think I have pretty good handle on how to explain the industry, hope this helps!

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