Today, women face many new types of jobs as industries expand and new work environments emerge. From the tech world to the booming blogging community, job hunting can create anxiety inducing challenges for women. Many of these new fields are male dominated and require ingenuity and perseverance. Telling the stories of women who are breaking into job markets is an important ingredient to making sure equal opportunity exists for everyone.
This month, we delve into the changing landscape, quite literally, of Marine Science. Sadie Jacobs, a motivated young woman interested in becoming a marine biologist teams up with Shauna Mahajan, a young biologist finishing her degree at Stockholm Resilience Centre. Shauna answers important questions about the field of science and the changing dangers to the ocean.
Sadie Jacobs: What kinds of things does a marine biologist study?
Shauna Mahajan: All kinds of things! Anything ranging from tiny little plankton to giant whales, how they all interact with each other, with their environment and with people.
SJ: How many years do you have to go to school to be a marine biologist?
SM: As a marine biologist, you are always a student of nature! You are always learning new things through your research — but anywhere between 5-10 years after high school.
SJ: How many different animals do you need to study?
SM: Depends on the kind of marine biologist you want to be! (more inside…)