graduation day, kind of.

Presentation day, scheduled from 10am to 1:30pm, ended up running from 11am and ending at 5:30pm… when we finally got to eat lunch. Despite the long day and delayed schedule, the room was packed to the brim with people from all over the district. Our translator, from Arusha, was not only the tallest man I have ever met but probably one of the nicest. It was a wonderful day full of chai, intellect, conversation and reunions with people we had not seen in many weeks. With the atmosphere and everyone dressed up it felt a lot like graduation. Fitting, I suppose. It was a day I will never forget for two reasons. First, it showed me the importance of sharing science with the people and the progressive reactions it can spur. Second, it was a day of limitless support I will always be thankful for. I have my presentation on video if anyone wants to watch it when I return to America (in three days!?).


to market, to market.


last safari.


  1. So proud of you Em! I can’t wait to see you!

  2. Dorothy Bowie

    I am crying tears of pride and joy as I see you in these photos. YES, definitely another graduation for you. I wish someday I can meet your African family. I am so proud of the woman you are. I think you have made your mark on Africa.

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