This place really is my home away from home. I grew up in Arizona and I was lucky to land an internship so close to home. Michigan has also become my home, and whenever I’m in one place I am missing the other. Arizona gets a bad rep for its extreme weather, and honestly it deserves it sometimes. The heat here has been unbearable with temperatures up to 117 degrees. Its dry, but way hotter than Michigan ever got when I was there. My weather cycle these years has been brutal. Michigan winters and Arizona summers. Could it get any worse? But still I have ended up loving my two homes, as different as they are. There are three other interns here in my lab. Two are from ASU and one from Stanford, and luckily we have all bonded a great deal this summer. I didn’t expect to make such amazing friends and I’m finding that saying goodbye in a few weeks will be hard. Working and collaborating together has taught me a lot about the workplace and research in general. I’ve learned that research takes a lot of collaboration and failure. Each person here seems to have a different specialty and skill set, and it makes the lab unique but productive. I have learned so much this summer from this lab and it’s going to be challenging to leave but I’m grateful for my summer here.
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