Monthly Archives: August 2016

Moving to the “North Country”

As some of you already know, Sam and I have moved to Canton, NY. Where did you say? Until this past August I had never heard of Canton, NY either. We’re NORTH of the Adirondack State Park, about 20 min from Canada, and fairly close to both Ottawa and Montreal.

Canton_blogMore excitingly, Sam has a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at St. Lawrence University in the Department of Environmental Studies. His position focuses on the intersection of health and the environment, and he’ll be teaching and continuing his research in environmental public health. I have a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology at St. Lawrence, where I will co-teach a microbiology course with lecture and lab components. I am also starting a research collaboration with Dr. Michael Twiss at Clarkson University (up the road ~20 min) examining microbial communities in the St. Lawrence River.

We are both excited about these next steps for our research and teaching. I’m also feeling extremely fortunate to have this opportunity to start positions in the same geographical location, that play to our disciplinary strengths, and at a school with such talented and friendly colleagues.