The Boreal summer is in full swing up north, so this week we are featuring some of the responses from our #FemFieldAdvice survey! Keep an eye on Twitter - we’ll be posting more throughout the day and helping to amplify others’ advice, too! Michelle Lavery (@JMichelleLavery) Feminine wipes and micellar water/face wipes can keep you … Continue reading July’s #FemFieldAdvice
This week's tale is another data point about being pregnant in the field as a graduate student, complete with some excellent advice for mentors and mentees! I'm excited we have two featured on the blog so far, and can't wait for the time when we will have enough to compile a book or something. Until, … Continue reading Another tale of (re)productive fieldwork
Well, it's almost officially summer up here in the Northern Hemisphere, and this week, in lieu of our normal blog post, we're trying to collate everyone's one favorite tip/trick for the field on #FemFieldAdvice. Feel free to fill out the survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFFtgzhtQju8BbvazvO9Xh9gN6cOuv-XEBTI8M32qtJRP8PA/viewform or just tweet @FemFieldSecrets under #FemFieldAdvice. Thanks, and happy fielding!
The first time I had to pee outside was ... an experience. I had grown up in the city and other than a handful of overnight trips at posh campsites with my girl scouts group, I hadn't spent much time outdoors in the heart of nature. For my first field job as an undergrad, I … Continue reading Finding a spot and poppin’ a squat
There are a ton of reproductive field scientists out there. Especially during graduate school that requires field work, it can feel isolating and lonely, because few other students are parents. However, there are some hopeful stories out there about women who did manage to maintain field work while pregnant and/or while parenting young children. Here … Continue reading A (Re)productive Master’s
Packing for the field is never easy. A simple list of long sleeves and warm socks can help guide you but there always seems to be more than meets the eye. How many long sleeves? How many warm socks? It can be both overwhelming and exciting to pack your whole life away into two small … Continue reading Pack Rat
Despite the monstrous amount of blood, sweat, and tears that go into fieldwork, the idea of returning to the field is exciting. But when uncontrollable circumstances arise, especially when it involves our own health, it's necessary to take the time to recover. This week, Kadambari shares her experience of battling cancer while in the midst … Continue reading The field after cancer