Despite being the keeper of a very well organized blogroll, I was surprisingly flummoxed by a request from a friend of a friend of a friend. She’s decided to go to graduate school in an environmental science field, but she’s unsure whether to go for a M.S. first or straight to a Ph.D. Specifically, she wondered whether I knew of any blogs by women environmental scientists who might have written about their decision making process, choosing a graduate school, etc.
My first thought was Karina at Ruminations of an Aspiring Ecologist (and not just because she’s showing off some Sciencewomen donated Yellow Ibis wear in her latest post). But I don’t know if she’s blogged specifically about the topics in question.
So consider this an open thread to list blogs by Environmental Science graduate students and other blogs that have written about the M.S./PhD decision and choice of grad schools (links to specific posts might be really helpful here.) If you want to give general advice to my friend’s friend’s friend, you can do that here too.
Have at it.