The Research Design Associates Blog

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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Before STEM

Up until 4 years ago STEM wasn’t an acronym on my radar – much less in my career plan which started at the age of 5.  My mom took me along to archeological ‘digs’ led by a friend of hers who ran the excavations for the Tennessee Valley Authority.   I wanted to be an archeologist swooping into sites like Indiana Jones! 

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6.21.2014
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Actuarial Science

Actuarial science is a field of applied mathmatics and statistics used to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries. Much of the preperation and study to become an actuary can be done outside the classroom at your own pace. You demonstrate your skill on a series of rigerous professional exams, not completion of a specific degree program.This STEM field consistantly ranks in the top of career job satisfacion and compensation.

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6.14.2014
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