I'm Moving to Seattle!
On June 1st, I begin work for the University of Washington at the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.
IHME was created at the UW with a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant in 2007. They make high-quality public health information available to researchers and understandable to policy-makers. The projects they work on are fascinating and I can hardly believe I'll be working there in a few short weeks.
I'm incredibly excited to head west with Brooke to start new jobs and explore a beautiful city. Everything about this intimidating logistical undertaking is coming together perfectly.
- Brooke has been staying with Kate and Kris for the past week and started her new job yesterday.
- She has already found a beautiful new apartment for us in Eastlake overlooking downtown Seattle and Lake Union. The photo above is the view from our future living room!
- Our good friend Adam is going to look after our Des Moines condo until it sells.
- The wonderful people at IHME have been willing to get very creative in order to work out a start date that works for both of us.
Of course, I'll miss my family, friends, and coworkers here. Des Moines is a great city with great people. But the world is a pretty little place with things like video chat and plenty of daily departures out of Des Moines International. We'll be back often!
Okay... and now I want to see when you are all coming out to visit in the comments. :)