I have only one regret with regards to my Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Austin experience.
The above photo depicts a key moment of his speech where he questioned who gets to define the evidence base, proven strategies and what is ready to communicate? The last point on the slide questions the boundaries between science and advocacy. Russell asked the audience to consider if scientists can and should be objective.
In other highlights:
I met a number of engaging grad students, my poster was well received, and I reconnected with one of my former professors, Jeff Cookston, from San Francisco State University.
It was a great conference – especially for grad students or “emerging scholars” – like me – they even had a room for us with free coffee and tea!
Just a few blocks from the conference I stumbled upon a hint of what keeps Austin weird as I perused this
funky art gallery…
And then spent some quality time with my brother and sister in law!
My only regret?