Yesterday, I got to celebrate my birthday by presenting my research on peat collapse in coastal wetlands at the 2018 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting at the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Miami, FL. My poster was awarded 1st place! What a great birthday present to get, and so humbled by the response to my Ph.D. research. At the same time, this is a bittersweet moment as my last presentation ever as a student. But excited about what’s coming next. Stay tuned for some exciting news at the end of the month!