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 »

Follow me on Instagram

By | December 16, 2015

I’ve been using Instagram for my personal life since 2011. Recently, I decided it was time to create a new account as a public profile where I post photos and video with a similar focus as this blog. I post photos from around the KAUST campus and community, as well as other things I find generally interesting. If… 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 »

Video Tour of KAUST

By | October 26, 2014

Get an insider’s view of the KAUST compound in this new video: For more videos from KAUST check out the KAUST Vimeo page.

Celebrating 5 Years of KAUST

By | September 30, 2014

I wrote a bit about the 5 year anniversary a few weeks ago. Now that the main celebrations have passed, I wanted to follow-up and take a moment to share a few of the highlights. The 5-Year Anniversary Photo The most impactful commemoration in my opinion was a group of people self-organizing to take a 5-year photo at our… Read More »