Hayes has become the youngest professor at the University of California, Berkeley, earning tenure at 30, when most scientists are at still postdocs and many are graduate students.
"Because I was still passionate about this, I stuck through it and managed to keep it running with lots of help from some very good people. Now I have quite a bit of business experience." --Lee Jensen
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Making courageous career choices, says Linda Ko-Ferrigno, is a lot easier when "you have someone cheering you on."
Now, as a faculty member and dean of health sciences at The Community and Technical College of Shepherd in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Plautz looks back at the hats she has worn and the events that have defined her professionally.
Some of the most important lessons only happen when scientists take their newly honed skills out into the job market.
In 1995, the golden age of science had been over for about 25 years, but the implications of its end were just beginning to sink in, and they are sinking in still.
"If you would have asked me back then what I would have hoped for, I think I would have come up with exactly what I am today," says Harm Deckers, director of intellectual property at SemBioSys.
"The responsibility of being read or heard or seen by thousands of people," which many people would find daunting, is something Jorge Mira Pérez really relishes in his broadcasting career.
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