Monday, June 29, 2009


Four years ago last week, I successfully defended my dissertation. I went from being Ms. Rebecca to being Dr. Rebecca.

In the four years that have passed, I've successfully transitioned from my student identity to my professional identity. Now, when I look in the mirror, I see a Computational Scientist, not a student. It took some getting used to, but I'm comfortable with my professional identity now.

The only part of studenthood that hasn't gone away: I'll still do anything for free food.


ScienceGirl said...

I wouldn't have guessed that you have only been in your professional identity for 4 years, you seem so comfortable with it!

Anonymous said...

I think free food almost becomes Pavlovian after graduate school. Glad to hear some things don't go away :)