Goodbye Rivers, Hello Lava Flows

9 months ago I wrote a blog about finishing my Kickstart position and all the amazing experiences I had during that time. Now I write as I am about to leave DCRT and move onto the next chapter in my life.                             

Next week I am going on a big adventure to the USA to start my PhD in submarine lava flows. I applied for this position around the same time I transitioned into my new role as Project Assistant for the Trust. I never believed in a million years that I would actually make it.

As excited as I am about starting this new challenge, I am also sad that I will be leaving DCRT. My time with the trust has left me with memories that I will never forget. Over the course of the last year I have learnt so much, not only about river conservation, but I feel like I have also learned a lot about myself as a person.

I would like to say a massive thank you to all the volunteers who welcomed me with open arms to the team last April. Over the past nine months I’ve got to know all of you and love the conversations we have while we are out on our volunteer days, I have honestly learnt so much from you all.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the team at DCRT. I felt so nervous when I started at the Trust just over a year ago, but you all offered me a warm welcome and supported me every step of the way. You are honestly the best team that I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

So once again, thank you to you all. I will make sure to keep in contact and I will be following all your hard work on social media. I look forward to seeing what amazing work the trust will do I the future!