By Kate Maher, Jennifer Druhan, Alexis Navarre-Sitchler

As scientists, the thing most of us love about our jobs is that we are constantly learning. Sometimes we are learning about other fields and domains, foreign to us until we perceive a tiny thread of potential that hints at common ground, and exploring until those threads become completely intertwined with our own, finally enabling us to satisfy an innate curiosity about how the Earth works. We learn to learn. In educational lingo, we flexibly transition from “course-taker” to “knowledge producer”. Most of us have a strategy for this process, one that has…

Kate Maher

Scientist, designer, professor, dog lover. I study the Earth’s carbon cycle by tracking chemical reactions that happen when water and gas travel through soils.

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