Hi! My name is Sasha, and I’m a first-year PhD student in Boston University’s Department of Biology. I recently joined Dr. Jenny Talbot’s lab. She’s doing some really exciting research on microbial ecology and phylogenetics. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and I decided to start this blog to share interesting news in science, and also to share part of my personal journey and some of the things I’m learning along the way about balancing graduate student life with family life.