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First day as a CAS docent!

It's been quite a while since I've updated, especially since I left off with talking about my musings about grad school. Since then, I've decided to create a separate blog just about my grad school musings; most of the posts are quite technical, focusing on each school, potential professors and such. The road to grad school is really, really quite confusing!

While thinking about grad school and being a lab assistant, I had been thinking about volunteering. I have enjoyed volunteering at the Botanical Garden, and I consider my time as a CNR PAL as a kind of community service (but being a PAL also helped me develop so many leadership and people skills!), so I knew I wanted to help the general community in some way. I also knew that I wanted to "keep in touch" with the evolution and botanical aspects of my undergraduate career (that I feel like I don't get a lot of while doing research on maize genetics), and I had such a fabulous internship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History that I decided that the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) would be the perfect venue to volunteer for.

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Irene Liao
posted February 27, 2011 12:29 AM