Mountain Time

Gemma Jiang, PhD
4 min readMay 9, 2023
Robin’s Nest at The Pineola; Picture Credit: Captain Roger Chamberlin

Over the past week I have been enjoying “Mountain Time” while camping with my husband and our pup Sadie, amidst the beauty of spring in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I have always believed that “to think out of the box, one needs to first get out of the box”. The “box” here is the daily grind of a familiar environment and familiar rhythms. So often in academia, when a semester starts it is like a train leaving the station, you have no other…

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Gemma Jiang, PhD

Senior Team Scientist, Colorado State University; Complexity Leadership Scholar and Practitioner; also at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gemma-jiang/