Before I started working at the store, I dreaded thinking about the future. I spent four years of my life studying the past (in Africana Studies as well as in Geology) so I had not imaged what life would be like after Oberlin. Being “stuck” at home was helped to ground me. I needed to … Continue reading My Unintentional Gap Year Part 2
Nicollette Mitchell is an Oberlin College graduate of the Departments of Africana Studies and Geology, where she studied change over time on human and geological timescales. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Arizona where she majored in Geosciences. Her research interests include global climate model assessment, the generation of new observational records of climate, and the promotion of diversity and inclusion in STEM environments. She returned to Oberlin in 2017 to fill the role of Inclusive Excellence STEM Fellow and is now the director of the Center for Learning, Education, and Research in the Sciences (CLEAR).
My unintentional gap year, part I
I thought that finding a job would be easy. It wasn't. Thank goodness for family members who were financially stable enough to house me and feed me.