Friday, July 27, 2012

Scientess Continuum

 This week I had the pleasure to work with a group of women on a new lab protocol. This group was a great representation of women in science: a high school senior interested in biology, an undergraduate sophomore double-majoring in chemistry and genetics, two research assistants (one of which has a background in microbiology and recently earned a GIS certificate), me, and a middle-school science teacher with daughters of her own who are teachers.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Exploring Career Paths I - Musician

Part of my purpose is starting this blog is to explore how women navigate a career and personal life. To that end, I’m going to start posting mini-interviews with women at all stages of their career, to document the diversity of experiences and meanings of ‘having it all’. Starting off is women very dear to me, who’s had an immeasurable positive influence on me.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Talk to me, ladies!

I heard an interesting piece on NPR yesterday. I definitely suggest listening to it, if you’ve got the chance. In short, when women talk to men about their work in science and math, they sound less competent.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Already fighting...for tenure

  Last week I had a skype conversation with my Ph.D. advisor. It was the first extended ‘face-to-face’ conversation we’ve had since I deposited my thesis, and I had to remind myself that I didn’t have to be nervous.