career

How a scientist becomes a freelance science writer

January 5, 2010

I recently wrote an article for the National Association of Science Writers, on my career path to becoming a freelance science educator and writer.  It’s on the members-only part of the site here, but dear readers, I give it to you here to enjoy!  A big thanks to Cathy Dold for asking me to write […]

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The job I want…

March 3, 2009

I was talking to another science communicator recently about how frustrating it is that if we’d spent the last 10 years focused on one thing, we’d be all set for getting some really interesting high-level job. Instead, we’re both Jacks (well, Jills) – of-all-trades. That’s not a bad thing, I have some incredible experiences (psychology, […]

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Advice for girls in science & the meritocracy

October 5, 2008

Advice for a girl.. One of the students in my Adopt a Physicist class just asked me: Hi! Lately I’ve had to think about what I want a career in and what I would like to study in college. The two choices that have always interested me most are either being a physician or an […]

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A sciencegeekgirl career

September 30, 2008

I’ve been adopted by a physics class in the Adopt a Physicist program (like Swans on Tea has), and they’re asking me about my career (here’s Swans on Tea’s response to a similar question).  So, this is as good a chance as any to write about my favorite analogy, and what my career has to […]

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