December 2023 Goals

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Chris Mantegna


November 30, 2023

Monthly Goals

December Goals

Knowing this is another short month due to the holidays, my monthly goals are succinct and build upon existing progress.

  • Get through eDNA bioinformatics pipeline from CALeDNA trip


  • Continue p450 manuscript draft


  • Prepare SICB presentation for January


  • Prepare Yellow Island website for January


November Goal Recap

  • Get through eDNA bioinformatics pipeline from CALeDNA trip


  • Outline & draft p450 manuscript


  • Prepare poster for AGU in December


November Goal Reflection

What worked, what didn’t, where can I improve

What Worked

  • Small amounts of daily progress over large chunks of work blocks
  • I was clear about my limitations and stuck to imminent projects. This resulted in going to AGU as a BIMS ambassador only instead of going as an ambassador and presenting.

What Didn’t

  • I didn’t make a comprehensive list of steps to accomplish each goal.
  • I didn’t spend my time waiting for data to clarify the workflow for eDNA bioinformatics pipeline.


  • Prioritize workload and then create steps, it is clear that not all steps for all projects are a priority.
  • Work on switching tasks and making better documentation to support shifting between tasks to encourage overall progress, not just an ‘all or nothing’ outcome.
  • Consistently schedule ‘bench’ time for coding and computer- based work at the beginning of the week when I do my weekly schedule review.