Found this via Norah Colvin’s blog at http://norahcolvin.com/2015/02/06/scientist-spotlight-dr-julia-archbold/
I read the interview and had to reblog it myself! As a scientist myself (okay, I’m using that term loosely – I’m a geologist, and not a very good one, maybe C+ level) who wants to use my science background to become a teacher, it’s SO nice to be excited about science again! I hope to inspire young ones into a field of research just like Dr Julia Archbold (what? I can dream!).
This is my first interview for my Scientific Reasoning feature. The questions will be the same for each interviewee and I hope that they will give us some insight into the lives of a few of today’s scientists.
Dr Julia Archbold is a good friend of mine. We have known each other for many years and have worked together in the past in our twenties (ish). I admire Julia greatly, both as a scientist and as a person. She is warm and talented, with a quick wit and a very kind soul. She is about to embark on an exciting new adventure and I caught her just in time for this interview.
me: So I know you’re a scientist, but when did you decide to become a scientist? What were you thinking? (Not WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?! but what made you decide that science was going to be your future?)
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