13th September was one of the highlights of the semester, with all 16 of the Yale World Fellows on hand to talk about their countries, careers, and lives, to all and sundry. Unfortunately I was in the depths of my ear / throat / chest affliction, but one of the problems with having rowed solo across three oceans is that people tend to mistakenly think that you’re hardcore, so wimping out on the pretext of a mere cold was not an option.
I survived, and was glad that I went. I got to meet some US Coast Guard trainees, in rather more pleasant circumstances than when I met some of their senior colleagues in 2007, as well as countless others who passed by my table in the course of the evening. Overall, it was a fun evening, and I thought you’d like to see some of the photos of me and my colleagues at work.
So that’s the gang. I haven’t yet introduced you to the awesome team of staff that direct and administer the program, but that will have to wait for another day and another blog. I have to go and do my homework now!