I'm so heartbroken to be leaving @smithsoniannmnh . I'm pretty sure I was the only intern who came to DC who wasn't stupidly excited to be working at the Smithsonian's insect collection. I'd convinced myself that there was only room enough in my heart for the Texas A&M Insect Collection and the Cockrell Butterfly Center and nothing else. I was so very wrong. The people I've met here are some of the kindest I'll ever meet and the many friends I've made here will be by far what I miss the most of all (I should have taken photos with everyone when I had the chance but y'all know who y'all are). I've learned so very much from my mentor and from really just about everyone else. Thank you Washington DC for one spectacular adventure. 🐜
Photo credits to Stephanie for the Membracid intern group photo and Annika for a great photo of Brows the bug and the Hemiptera Squad photo by Henry.