The Research Design Associates Blog

How I Got to My Career

There were times when doing what was necessary to support myself and proceed with my education was halting and difficult. The untimate result was not always clear. However, a series of systematic steps led to how I came to be a woman in a STEM field.

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College and Life

During college life grew complicated and my original vision needed to be altered.

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Moving Toward My Career In A STEM Field

How I came to be a CDC scientist. There were serveral steps that I'll explain over a series of blogs here. While my journey in my PhD and my job at the CDC my not be the typical route I would not change it for anything.  This journey allowed me to grow as a person (and mother) and to truly understand what I enjoyed doing in life. 

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Introducing Women In STEM Fields

To explore how a dozen women got to their STEM careers, Research Design Associates will host 12 guest bloggers. They are women (mostly under 40) who will tell their stories of how they came to their careers in STEM fields. Their stories vary widely. The career paths are often hauling, changing and surprising. Each of these women made her way before government initiatives, through a wide variety of educational paths. I think you’ll find them interesting. I’m sure you’ll find their stories inspiring. Perhaps they will provide models to other women seeking a career in STEM fields.

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5.21.2014
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Battles Over Voting Laws Escalate

While the Presidential Commission on Election Administration has made recommendations to improve all voters’ experience in casting their ballots, and Republicans and Democrats in Congress recently introduced a bill to strengthen the Voting Rights Act, legislators in pivotal swing states have put in place rules and laws that restrict registration and voting. In a striking new tact, though, a federal judge this past week struck down Wisconsin’s law requiring voters to produce state-approved identification cards at polling places invoking a new legal basis: the Voting Rights Act.

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4.29.2014
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