Blogging from Italy

The blog seems like such an antiquated digital technology. I’ve only kept a blog once before in my life, a travel-blog from 10 years ago ( – disclaimer – I haven’t read that blog in almost as long, and may not stand by all I said!). Now I am at the beginning of a 6-month stay at the Center for Integrative Biology (CIBIO) at the University of Trento in northern Italy, and I’ve decided to have another go at blogging. A few things have changed for me since 2005. Back then I had just finished my PhD in wood science at the University of Toronto and was going travelling for 6 months in hopes of learning Spanish in Guatemala, finding adventure by canoe in the Canadian arctic, and figuring out what to do with my life. Now I’m an assistant professor of biostatistics at the City University of New York with a good idea of what I want to do with my life, and am in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar to expand my scientific network, teach biostatistics to PhD students of computational biology, learn Italian, and experience life in Italy. I’m happy with how things have turned out so far since my last travel blog, so I guess I consider that first trip a success. I plan to blog about a combination of personal and professional experiences, and to post photos. A couple options for receiving updates are to like this Facebook Page, or follow LeviWaldron1 on Twitter. A doppo!