Meet our new guest blogger, Anna Wieser! Check back on Monday for Anna's guest post Anna is a geoarchaeology PhD candidate who semi-accidentally started working full time as a software tester a few years ago. She holds a BA and a MA in Anthropology. Her primary interests are being on or near water, thinking about … Continue reading Meet Anna!
Field notes of a romantic geoscientist. I used to love reading about old timey explorers and geologists, the field journals of archaeologists and other field scientists. I'm nosy, and I love the outdoors and adventure. As a kid, I dreamed of going on expeditions like the ones I read about, totally unaware of issues of … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon III
Yesterday I promised a mostly photos post, and I swear I'm going to keep my promise. But first, a little context. First of all, you should know that I am a romantic--in the sense of big sweeping vistas and time alone with your thoughts--, and definitely a bit of a nature mystic under all the … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon II: a Romance in Photos
Eight days rafting through the Grand Canyon, sleeping under the stars, and being boggled by nature Leaving Lee's FerryThis is not a stock photo. I took this photo. With my crappy phone. Utterly incredible. As I will one day get around to blogging about, the spring of 2019 was a difficult, intense, exhausting several months. … Continue reading Rafting the Grand Canyon: Q&A
Whether you're used to working from home or not, the corona virus quarantine is something none of us were truly prepared for. If you're like me, you might be starting to get a bit squirrelly without human interaction. Or without some new and different humans to interact with. So I've come up with a work … Continue reading Quarantine Coffee Break
As many of us prepare to work from home and to move in-person classes online, there's a lot to consider and think about (beyond whether or not 2 years worth of toilet paper will be enough). I came across this article this morning and recommend it for anyone facing course migration in the next week … Continue reading Teaching in the Time of the Corona Virus Pandemic
"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
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
In a predominantly (almost all) white-male dominated academic setting in a red state I most certainly was under pressure to prove myself over and over again and again. If all other things in my life remained consistent, could it have been the pressure that raised my blood pressure? (This is all a speculation, but I can't help but wonder about the physical toll of stress).