We are three women, coming from different scientific backgrounds whose paths crossed at one research institution.  Our interests and research subjects are diverse:  astronomy, hybrid corn characterization, infant immunology, infectious disease, mouse B cell development, native bee nesting, neurobiology, and science policy.

Together, we’re trying to revive the passion that brought us to science in the first place.  Science is the one thing that we can’t seem to give up, that we keep coming back to.  With this blog, we want to create a support group for ourselves and for other science lovers who are still struggling to find the career that allows them to follow their passion for science.

Amanda

Amanda Jacobson is currently a medical writer for a Bay Area contract research organization and has previously held positions at Stanford University and the Seattle BioMedical Research Institute. She obtained her B.A. from St. Olaf College and her Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Utah.  Her research interests include drug development, neonatal and pregnancy immunology, global health, and marine conservation.

 

Erin

Erin is a public policy fellow with The Association for Women in Science.  She earned her B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in neurobiology from the University of Utah.  Her scientific interests range from brain plasticity and animal cognition to black holes and dark matter.

Kirstin

Kirstin Roundy is a research scientist studying B cell development in an immunology research lab.  She obtained her B.S. in Biology from Utah State University and her M.S. in Laboratory Medicine and Biomedical Science from the University of Utah.  Her interests vary daily but are currently centered around immunology, pathogenic microbes, STEM education, and anything she reads about in National Geographic.