Tag Archives: proving yourself

Why I stopped faking it

When I was in grad school I felt like I wasn’t good enough and at the same time that I deserved to have it all – perfect grades, grants, awards, fantastic publications, a great social life and a happy family. My … Continue reading

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On being one of the only PhDs in the workplace

As a graduate student and postdoc, I got used to being surrounded by other scientists that have gotten (or are getting) a PhD. It came with a feeling of camaraderie. A constant topic of conversation was the strategy to succeed … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a forensic scientist

4:15 am – alarm goes off. I don’t even think twice anymore about the choice of sleeping longer vs. getting up to swim this early in the morning. It is very apparent to me that when I swim in the … Continue reading

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