In retrospect, it would have been better for me to look for a single program that offered my interdisciplinary interest, but I was anxious to get back in to an educational setting with little to no money. In fact, I actually got paid to go to school in California since I didn’t have any other real income.

It didn’t take me much to know that if I wanted to go on a track of higher education in the science field that I will need to put in lab time and have a mentor that could guide me in the right direction. Additionally, I needed some professors to vouch for why I would be a good candidate for some PhD program.

Time to buckle down, right?!