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
Hi! My name is Alejandra and I am a Geoscientist at an oil and gas company. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico which I’m pretty sure had *some* influence into me becoming a lady geo. Growing up I always loved being outside whether that was the beach or the mountains or just my … Continue reading Meet our new guest contributor: BreakerOfGlassCeilings!
And things to check out while you're waiting Fun thing I discovered while in the field immediately after GSA: WordPress won't let me upload photos from my phone. So this whole post was written last week but couldn't be posted until just now 😦 I'm finally home though, so expect a bunch of catch-up posts … Continue reading Delay of the LadyGeo
Continuing on this topic of conferencing, I returned late last week from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Although this conference only has 2.5 days of technical sessions, I was exhausted every day, I'm not sure how I managed to do all the things I needed [and wanted] to … Continue reading Tis the Season for Academic Conferences
In which I was instructed into the secret ways of the Minervals, High Priestesses of the Illuminati. The Minervals are a clan of badass ladygeos (and ladyphysicist) who do luminescence research (Illuminati, luminescence... get it? hehehe). They hosted a shortcourse this year and my only complaint is that I wish I had taken this course … Continue reading Day i
Because the conference actually started today, but I decided to be an overachiever Holycrap has it been a jam packed two days! Wonderful, science-filled, blisteringly sunny, jammed to the brim two days. Below is a post about Day i, my day with the Illuminati, and I'm hoping to get out a post about Day ii--my … Continue reading GSA, Days i and ii
'Twas the week before GSA and all through the halls, the geos panicking and sighing out loud. "My poster's not done!" "The talk is which day?!" "Oh crap, I said I'd do that, but there's time-wise no way!" If you're not a conference-attending-type person, think of GSA as sort of a big geology jamboree. It's … Continue reading GSA Ramp Up