"The On To the Future (OTF) program supports students from diverse communities to attend the Annual Meeting by offering partial travel funding, full meeting registration, one-year membership, mentorship, and special sessions with leadership while at the meeting."- GSA On To The Future Back in 2018, I was part of the Geological Society of America's On … Continue reading On To The Future
November is the cruelest month (and yes, I know that's callous). If you're involved in any realm of academia, this is a fact you already know. November is the month you constantly drop the ball because you're juggling so many items--at least one of them a chainsaw. Then suddenly it's December, when all the things … Continue reading To Tide You Over
Hello LadyGeos! At the end of last month, @geoarchandlush mentioned that she and I were working on a big project together. The news is twofold: February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This year, to honor the day, the Royal Academy of Science International Trust and the United Nations are … Continue reading #February11
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.