I tend to blog about day-to-day events, so sometimes the bigger things don't make it to the blog. So, I thought it made sense to do a quick update on the bigger changes going on.
The first thing is that I'll be starting a PhD in the fall. I'll be studying Public Policy at the University of Maryland and will be part of the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). I'll still focus my research on Space Policy - most likely space security or space and climate change.
Since I'm starting a PhD, I decided it was time to leave Raytheon. Though I love my work there, I don't think I'll have time to keep doing it. Also, as I get more specialized in Space Policy, my work as a Systems Engineer is not as directly relevant.
However, I will be staying on with Space Foundation - now as a part time employee, rather than an intern. This should be a great opportunity, since it matches up well with what I'll be studying in my PhD. It's also a very flexible work environment - so it shouldn't be a problem to work around school.
I think those are all the big things for now - but I'll update if there's anything new.