When Michelle asked me to guest blog, before agreeing, I looked around to see what other blogs were like. I wrote back to her, “Well, it’s not exactly as if I’m the CEO of a company I founded, nor the ED of a great new non-profit. I’m actually a cog in the machine looking for […]
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First and foremost, a big ‘THANK YOU’ you to Michelle, for building the network and offering the opportunity to blog about my work week. Through these posts, I hope to give you a sense of the challenges and opportunities of being a management consultant, as well as the commonalities that I see between consulting and […]
I chose Plant Biology as a field for graduate study because I loved the class work and I envisioned a career solving environmental problems. It remains a subject that excites me and sparks my imagination. About four years ago I transitioned to technology consulting and I am now a project manager and database developer for […]
When I was invited to share my typical week on PhDs at Work, my first reaction was that my PhD is part of a former life, not this one. But the more I reflected on what I do today and particularly on what I like most about my work, the closer the old PhD felt. […]
Earlier this year, I spoke at the Life Sciences Career Day at my alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This was a homecoming of sorts for me as it was exactly 10 years ago that I was in the audience in that same building – a much older, shabbier version of it – listening to speakers […]
In this introductory post, I will answer Admiral James Stockdale’s famous questions: If you told me the day I started graduate school in physics at Ohio State that I would today be managing a team of computer scientists at one of the leading social media companies on the web, I would have objected on the […]
I consider myself lucky: I really like my job. Not sure about you, but I was never the type who knew exactly what I wanted to do in life. One day, I wanted to study architecture, another day medicine, and the next journalism. Since I wasn’t able to make up my mind, I went into […]
I will confess that when I switched from studying poetry to studying mathematics, I didn’t notice much of a difference. This will tell you something about my sensibilities (though I’m not sure what exactly). When I announced over dinner to friends that I was leaving my graduate program in Comparative Literature, none of them seem […]