allow me to anonymously share my experiences in graduate school. In August 2007 I will begin a Ph.D. program in Ecology at U of Big City. At this point I have no reason to hide my identity but I believe that having an anonymous blog will allow me to be more forthright about my experiences. It's going to be a long road. A Ph.D. in ecology in the U.S. takes an average of 5-7 years. I want to be share my thoughts without them turning up in a Google search for my name.
I plan to blog about the whole experience, from application to receipt of degree. Perhaps some other person thinking about going to grad school in ecology will find this useful (or at least mildly interesting). If you like what you read, please pass the blog along.
Names will be changed to protect the innocent. I couldn't come up with a clever pseodonym that wasn't really dorky (I decided against Cy Intist), so you can just know me as Karina.