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  • How I ended up in Science Policy

    Erica Riddle Taylor, PhD
    Exploring My Options
    Science Policy
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    Sometimes the thing you're looking for is right in front of you. This is a lesson I've learned again and again in both research and in other aspects of life. There I was, in my 4th year of graduate school, having looked into every available post-Ph.D. career, discovering that a career in higher education administration and policy would suit my strengths while allowing me to pursue an issue I was passionate about. In my initial skills assessment, I determined that I would like to do something that required strong communication skills and would allow me to work with undergraduates. This, coupled with my involvement with mentoring undergraduates and working to increase diversity in the graduate and faculty populations at Stanford, turned my focus toward positions in higher education administration with a heavy emphasis on ...