I am a cell biologist by training and a writer by profession. I did not expect to end up here.

I started my PhD with the intention of becoming a scientist in industry. However, two years into my PhD, I began to have the unsettling feeling that I didn’t want to be at the bench. I soon 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 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.

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. I expect many of my blog posts will be on “alternative” science careers, particularly posts about my own transition from scientist to writer. And occasionally, some of my other interests may find their way here. I won’t try to define the scope of this blog – I will just continue writing and see where it takes me.