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I Took My Nerd Talents to Montreal

Written by: Melissa J. Miller-Felton

There I was, occupying my Afrocentric corner of the junior researcher part of the Storymodelers lab. I look up at the sound of my name and, “Do you want to go to the ISA Conference?” Never mind the fact that I don’t know what ISA stands for (yet!)…It’s in Montreal! It sounds academic enough to commit.

Immediately, I know this is my opportunity to take shameless selfies with scholars I’ve cited. My actual response, “Yes, I think my schedule is open. I’m excited about the opportunity to hear about the latest research in our disciplines.” That had to sound professional-book me!