Kate Bradford, on the Future of Scientific Careers

Like many of us, Kate Bradford has been working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though she may not need to physically commute to her job in doctoral and postdoctoral career services at Johns Hopkins University, she finds a sense of normalcy in recreating this commute each day from the comfort of her home. Instead of going straight from waking up to working, she takes some time after the trek downstairs to sit down with her phone for twenty minutes or so before she starts working — pretty much what she would be doing on a bus. Subtract the signature sights and aromas of public transportation, substitute a comfortable couch and friendly cat in her lap, and you have a glimpse into how Kate has held onto her normal routine during uncertain times.

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Notes for this episode were written by Caroline Sferrazza.