Meet The Bloggers: Ember

Hey there! My name’s Ember, and welcome to What Messes With Your Head!

I’m in my first year of a PhD program with the School of Psychology. My research looks at the complexities of social identity. Everyone has already warned me that it will be a challenging journey. I look forward to sharing this experience with you all, and I’ll possibly even write about helpful tips for keeping sane whilst balancing full-time doctoral research, part-time work, friendships, family, and travelling back and forth to the Philippines, where I am originally from. I also have a science degree and have worked as an environmental scientist in the past.

Outside of campus and work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and I take pleasure in visiting new places and learning new things. Look out for my future posts as I share food, drink, and movie reviews, as well as my attempt to learn the ukulele!

As much as I am a very social person, I equally value my quiet time. I take delight in waking up before the break of dawn and having my first cup of coffee all to myself. Mornings are my ‘me time’, and I’ll be writing about how crucial this time is and how it helps me appreciate all the work that I am able to take part in throughout the day. Also as a marine ecologist, I relish the moments of quiet I find underwater. Time seems to move differently down there, and I look forward to sharing more sea experiences with you all soon!

Me and the sea.

By the way, I have an allergic reaction to ocean water. More on this in a future post!

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