Here’s a few pictures from graduation!
Here’s my friend Sahayini and I. I’m wearing a salwar khameez that Anu gave me before she moved back to India in December ().
I decided to wear it because it’s beautiful but also because I wanted to
honor Anu, who did so much to get me through grad school!
Here I am before the procession (and before the rain!)
Here I am processing in!
Now here we are afterwards, having finally been allowed to come inside
out of the rain, looking a little wet and bedraggled. I’m with my
friend Paulette who also came for part of my ceremony.
Here I am with my “diploma” (and my hood on)! I just gave the cover back since I got my real one in September!
This is my program director and favorite professor, Christa. (Note how we look a little soaked…)
It was a fun morning, in spite of (or perhaps a little bit because) all
of the rain! Last night, I drove by my campus and I felt like I
was really finished there, even if I have been technically finished
there since August. So it’s nice to have that sense of
completion. Christa asked me when I was going to apply to the PhD
program. I didn’t give a good reply!