I've wanted to start a new blog for a while, knowing that I wanted it to reflect my interests in graduate education, postdoctoral training, STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math), PhD employment, minority and women scientists, internationalization, plus whatever topic catches my eye.
The idea for the title of my blog came from an article I read in the paper about criminality and discussing whether criminals, even after serving their time, can overcome the stigma of their conviction. While I certainly wouldn't trade my hard-earned degree for a felony conviction, the concept still resonated with me.
I'm a PhD currently "in transition", which provides me with loads of time to ponder, along with my aspirations for the future, the purpose and utility of my degree.
So, the journey begins here...I hope that it's a long and fruitful one!