I am a cell biologist by training and a writer by profession. This is not where I expected to end up.
I started my PhD with the intention of becoming a scientist in industry. Two years into my PhD, however, I started to get the unsettling feeling that I didn’t want to be at the bench. Shortly after, I learned about so-called “alternative” science careers.
I have meandered a fair amount in my career transition, but I have learned a great deal about myself in the process. I am immensely grateful to everyone who has supported me in my transition.
I am still learning – and will likely never stop – but am now comfortably settled into my role as a science writer/communicator. Looking back, I sometimes wonder why it took me so long to get here.
About the blog
This blog started off as a place to dump thoughts that wouldn’t fit into 140 characters. It was also a way of sparing my friends and family from long email rants on my obsession of the moment. It has become a medium through which I can continue working on my writing voice.
I expect many of my blog posts will be on “alternative” science careers, particularly posts about my own transition from scientist to writer. I may also write the kind of posts you would find on a science blog. And occasionally, some of my other interests may find their way here. In short, I won’t try to define the scope of this blog – I will just continue writing and see where it takes me.