There’s a bit of a culture change moving from Ohio to New Hampshire, which Melanie Perello, Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University, did as part of her studies. Would you be surprised that going from either to Tibet to study paleoclimate issues and water systems is even more of a jump? Despite having to adjust to a completely different society, the biggest challenge in Melanie’s work is her own patience. Time is not exactly on the side of a paleo scientist, as the collection of samples and data takes years. While working on such extended timelines, Melanie fills in the gap by being a content leader in the AGU SIPS section.