Colleen A Strawhacker

Colleen A. Strawhacker

Colleen A. Strawhacker is a research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Cost of Becoming a Mother in Academia and to Academia

Last year, I attended a workshop for early career scientists focused on our polar regions, and the organizers did a splendid job at achieving gender diversity within the group of twenty-five or so of us participating. The setting (Catalina Island) was spectacular, the conversation was spirited and collegial. In one of our final days, however, the discussion became heated, precipitated by a question on who in the group had children or not.

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