Although I did not travel to attend GSA in person, I was excited to present some in-press research on the mechanistic drivers of the end-Permian mass extinction (hopefully will be able to share, soon!) as well as ongoing work on carbonate diagenesis and paleoredox proxies with Dalton Hardisty. The session conveners did a wonderful job managing the hybrid setup and I was glad to be able to interact with the in-person audience. I also loved seeing photos of friends and students who attended!
I am very honored to be named this year's Geobiology and Geomicrobiology (GBGM) Division Pre-tenure awardee. A heartfelt thank you to my nominators for their support and a big congrats to fellow awardees Dr. Frank Corsetti and Dr. Phoebe Cohen. The "lunch" zoom meeting was very fun, too -- very grateful to be a part of the GBGM family and many thanks to the leadership (including Vicky Petryshyn, Lydia Tackett, Rowan Martindale, David Gold, Zoe Havlena, Trinity Hamilton, Emmy Smith, and Brant Gibson) for fostering this community.