It's crazy, but I've been here a month already! Time truly does fly when you're having fun, and I spend most of every day pretty ecstatic.
All told, it was 8 HOURS of safety training (not kidding. I counted) across various videos. I am very grateful that UCSB required me to upload my vaccination card before coming onto campus; we're back to masking indoors as well and I am very happy to be at a university that values my safety.
I still occasionally get lost on campus, but one of my amazing lab-mates is always game to get snacks/coffee so the three of them make sure I get home safe.
Check out the projects listed under Research as they continue to expand!