Author Archives: Claire

Traveling With KAUST Friends

By | March 11, 2016

This is an article I wrote for the F&C Focus, the KAUST Community Newsletter. The writer of this newsletter is due to leave KAUST soon, and I want to take a moment to thank her for her dedication to information sharing within the community and all her hard work on behalf of everyone that lives… Read More »

Destination KAUST: Living at a seaside resort

By | March 6, 2016

After nearly 5 years at KAUST with two little kids in tow it’s easy to forget that we live at a resort. It’s possible to be too busy with life to take a moment to slow down and enjoy all the wonderful amenities we have at our doorstep. With that in mind, my husband and… Read More »

Getting started with the KAUST Core Labs

By | October 16, 2015

Yesterday I started a part-time position as the Events and Community Relations Coordinator in the KAUST Core Labs. The Core Labs are a host of shared resources to be used across the university – a dazzling array of leading scientific equipment and brainpower including the 7th fastest Super Computer in the world. I’ll be working on an… Read More »

A quick bike tour of KAUST

By | May 13, 2015

We live in a very bikeable community. The compound is just big enough and the weather is just hot enough that walking is not always a good option. But, it’s also small enough that a car sometimes seems like overkill. Don’t get me wrong, we now own 2 cars, but before we had kids we did… Read More »

Baby Brain – behind on comments!

By | March 15, 2015

  Guys, I’m totally behind. I have over 50 comments on this site which I haven’t responded to yet. I had a baby in November and somehow got really behind on replying since she was born. I’ll be working through the backlog over the next few days, I promise!

Being pregnant at KAUST – Again!

By | January 18, 2015

2 years ago I had my first baby, Jordan, here in Saudi. You can read about my experience with my first baby here. This post is an update to that one and incorporates information about our new medical service provider here and a few lessons learned from my experiences. Some of the initial post is copied and pasted… Read More »