Guest Writers for the RDA Blog

From time to time our friends help us out and write articles for the Research Design Associates. This is where their articles are posted.

Operations Researcher

I am an Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the University of Salerno in Italy, and I am currently working on a two year assignment as a researcher at the Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology. But that's not how it started out. My story tells of a path that is tortuous and far from linear.

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7.26.2014
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Turns Out Public Health Is My STEM Field

It seems obvious now, but it took some time to remember that I never went to medical school because of medicine; I went to medical school because of the role medicine allows me to have in the lives of the vulnerable, the sick, the scared.

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7.13.2014
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I thought Medicine Was My STEM Career of Choice

This blog, as you may know, is a way to document the path—however haphazard and zig-zag it may be –of “arriving” at a career in STEM.  At this point in my life, however, I feel much more like I’m becoming than arriving, so I consider this my attempt to describe a somewhat tumultuous journey to my fifth and final year in Emory University’s MD/MPH program.

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7.12.2014
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Equine Veterinary Care

Equine Veterinary Care is a race horse practice located at the Fair Hill Training Center. The practice and Training Center have both developed into leading resources for Thoroughbred Racing training in North America.

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7.9.2014
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Having a Veterinary Practice and Life

Fair Hill Training Center was love at first sight!  When I drove through the entrance in February 1992, I was 6 months pregnant and beginning to feel the need to settle in to raise this new person who would soon arrive.

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7.8.2014
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Experiences During Vet School Paved the Way For My Career

People I met during Veterinary School, externships and travel Created basis for my first veterinary jobs. They in turn helped me decide what type of career practice I wanted to be part of.

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7.7.2014
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Many Indirect Paths to Becoming an Equine Veterinarian

While I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian early, the roads to vet school had many obstacles and turns for a young gal from western Canada. There were many people and opportunities who helped along the winding route.

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7.6.2014
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Becomming a Forensic Scientist

I went back to school to study Forensic Science after returning from the Peace Corps.  My original intention was to take a course or two to see how I liked it, but I liked it so much that I decided to take a couple of classes per semester in the evenings until I received my degree. 

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6.29.2014
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My name is Juliet Wood

I became a forensic scientist before CSI was cool and when Patricia Cornwell’s books were still a good read.  How did I get here?  In a roundabout way.  Here is my story about a career in a STEM field.

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6.28.2014
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Now I'm a STEM SaaS CEO

As a researcher/designer & highly curious person by nature, I never would have dreamt of fulfillment the way I have found it in software, as the CEO of a SaaS company. WACSI ceating a technology platform that enables meaningful conversations and decisions nested within a community & a sustainable ecosystem.

 

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6.22.2014
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