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    Kareen Martin, PhD
    Education
    Changing Careers
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    I never thought I would be teaching. It was never an option during college, nor in my first years as a postdoc. I came upon teaching more as an experiment than a deliberate shift of career, thinking I’d give it a try, acquire a new experience and have extra pocket money at the end of the month! I decided to teach while still working in a lab. The decision was made after a colleague was allocated a couple of classes at a college. I sent my resume to local Community Colleges and simply told them I was available to teach Biology courses. Luckily, the economic situation at the time allowed colleges to employ adjuncts, and I was offered classes in two schools. Having never taught before, I could not believe I could be given ...