About Me

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Throwback picture of me at the Thomas Cooper Library at USC. Circa 2011

Hey everyone, my name is Isaiah Dix and I’m a 28 year old millennial with my whole life ahead of me.

I started blogging back in 2011 for an assignment in an Islamic studies class during my sophomore year of college. Eventually that experience would grow out of equal parts desperation, courage, and future insight to become what I have today: The Fire.

Some of the topics I like to routinely discuss on this site are as follows:

  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Protection
  • Space and Interstellar Interests
  • Wisdom/Self Help
  • Evolution
  • Biology/Ecology

My love for science didn’t start at an early age. I was nowhere near a child prodigy and I believe my past self would be thoroughly bewildered at the person I am today. I was a relatively bad student in grade school and always thought I would be at the height of success in life if I were some kind of scientist, or, lord willing, had a doctorate because of my shotty grades. I trudged on throughout my early life not enjoying school and feeling inferior because of my academic performance, which may have played a part in the relationships I developed as a kid and self esteem. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that things really began to change.

During my senior year (2006-2007) a lot happened for me: I got my first job, gained a solid foundation of great work ethic, and brought my grades up so that I could actually graduate (I was on the road to not graduating on time). After that I went off to Community College and applied myself as much as I could and I eventually, after more trials and tribulations, graduated with my associates with a modest GPA. I felt unstoppable and wanted to keep building on my success. After community college I transferred to the University of South Carolina to study anthropology and my life changed forever.

My time at USC was full of challenges and brand new experiences. I still regard this as the most transformative period of my life, so far. My love and passion for science was squarely planted in my studies of anthropology that often challenged and confused me. I regard my transfer to USC as the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. After graduation I felt that cultural anthropology was not for and I moved back to Philadelphia to find work in the sciences. I eventually landed two volunteering opportunities that would spur me on my journey even more giving me a nice working foundation for establishing myself with future employers.

Thanks for visiting my site and I hope you gain something from my words here on The Fire.

-Isaiah Dix

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