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Clear Skies Ahead: Maria Molina

  • By AMS Staff
  • Oct 3, 2023

“I would encourage students to ask their professors that are around them. They might traditionally see their professors in a classroom, but it’s possible or highly likely that they are working on research outside of the classroom and outside of that very specific scheduled time that they see them. So ask them, ‘What do you work on? What do you research?’ Ask them, ‘What does a career as a research scientist look like?’ Or even more generally, ‘What are the different pathways?’ Just ask questions and be curious and see if you can uncover what different career paths look like.”
—Maria Molina, assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, on advice for students wishing to pursue research opportunities when they graduate. For more, listen to the Clear Skies Ahead podcast, with new episodes released every month.