Its Blogtober. Though I am late, I still intend to complete my weekly posts. Here is a day by day run down of week one: My colleague and I are directors of departments that have the word research in the title and so we do a lot of overlapping student advising and programming. We got … Continue reading Blogtober 2019: Week 1
If you were able to read my bio you know that I just recently defended my Master’s thesis and have left the student life to embrace the working adult life. It hasn’t been a *super* smooth transition, but it has definitely been a great learning experience. I’ve been a student for ~6 -7 years and … Continue reading From grad school to work- untold struggles
As @geoarchandlush noted in Aaaaand We're Back!, I recently relocated back to the Kansas City area. Like all cross country moves, there's a story (or, in this case, several stories). About a year ago, I started planning to leave my job as an environmental consultant. I had discussed career paths with my boss, shown him … Continue reading #NeverTrustTheCarrot
I am academic staff and my programs bridge the curricular and co-curricular. As such, I exist in a game of limbo that allows me to see the gray areas in a workplace that often times want reports and solutions that are written in black and/or white.
Desert soils, the homes of the Hohokam, and the GSA Kick Off Ok, I know I'm already a couple days behind. It's been so hectic! I'm writing from the GSA Coffee Break area, at a table with a bunch of other geos reviewing for presentations, answering emails, and in some cases just chatting. I'm going … Continue reading GSA Day ii
I am so excited to share that next week I leave for my first international conference. Earlier this year I submitted a paper to the International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) and it was not only accepted, but I received the Best Student Paper Award for Oral Presentation. With that comes a travel grant, securing … Continue reading New Academic Places
When I moved out to Kansas in January 2014, I had eight months until my new graduate program started. I decided to move out early because my lease was up on my apartment and I was not too keen on moving back in with my parents. "All" I had left of my Master's degree was the … Continue reading Establishing a new home in graduate school