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Tested For Shodan in Ki-Aikido

I am excited to announce that I have recently been given the rank of Shodan (1st degree black belt) in the art of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, by David Shaner Sensei, Erik Harrell Sensei, and Mark Stone Sensei.

I would like to thank Case Sensei, Tarry Sensei, Clifford Sensei, McGrath Sensei, and Parsons Sensei at Raleigh Ki Aikido for their hard work in preparing me for this test, as well as to the many people who attended and tested with me!

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Joining Earlham College

I am extremely excited to announce that I will be joining Earlham College, as an Assistant Professor of Biology, in July 2018. I admire the strength of the Biology Program at Earlham College and its dedication to the education of the next generation of global thinkers, leaders, and citizens, and I am honored to have the opportunity to join the Faculty.

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Hokie Half 2015

The 2015 Hokie Half Marathon is officially vanquished! I set a PR (1:38:22) and had a lot of fun.

The weather was absolutely beautiful and there over 1200 runners. It was a great time. Thank you to my cheer squad for keeping me going!