14 August 2007

Robodog takes town

I'm going to Zambia tomorrow.

I am the luckiest girl in the whole entire world, so just tell me that when I come back with malarial polio-infested yellow fever.

Among other things...
Objective #1: Find a new not-so-remote village that D-Lab students can work with during the rainy season
Objective #2: Touch base with contacts in Mwape, current remote village, and get updates on ongoing projects

A year ago, I decided my dream job was working for Amy Smith and traveling to the D-Lab sites. I'm going to lead trips to Zambia over the next year.

Someone pinch me.

Right on the heels of IDDS. I just had a few days buffer time to pack my room, move my stuff to my apartment, and pack for Zambia. This is insane. And [grin] wonderful.

5 comments:

Kat Kim said...

Laura, I just wanted you to know that you are my hero. When you decide you want to do something you really do it, without even looking back. You are absolutely amazing and I am so happy that you get to have this opportunity. Good luck and rock on!

nikki said...

Erm, if you were born in the US you should have been inoculated against polio...

But props on having a sweet job and life being awesome and such.

Ben Salinas said...

You don't know how excited this makes me.

Seriously...

I'm partially excited because it is a great success story for me to hold up when I get discouraged during this next year.

Go get 'em

Mel said...

You... are amazing. Did I ever tell you how much I look up to you, Laura? (And how much I desperately wish I could get half as much as you done?)

You're gonna rock 'em in Zambia. Looking forward to hearing all the stories when you get back to Boston!

Laura said...

No, seriously guys, this was just an amazing stroke of luck. I miss you all. Mel, you're insane. I never accomplish half as much as you do.

And yeah, I had to get a polio booster shot to come here, even though I was inoculated when I was younger...