Hello from the T. F. Green Airport in Warwick, RI! I never thought I’d start my Watson Fellowship adventure at this completely unfamiliar airport (I assumed I’d fly out of Boston) or that I’d write my first blog post from my phone, but I have a feeling “I never thought I’d”s will feature prominently throughout my trip.
After a busy morning of repacking and trying to stuff my belongings into smaller and smaller spaces, it feels surreal to finally be starting my yearlong journey to study the people and policies behind Smart Grids. I have many, many people to thank for the fact that I get to pursue this amazing opportunity, but I’d like to give a shout out to my Amma and Naanna (mom and dad) in particular. They spent the whole morning helping me pack/getting me to the airport, and they’ve had my back for my entire life. Love you both!
So what am I doing on my trip, anyway? I could go into a lot of detail, but given that my plane will take off rather soon, I’ll keep it short.