Life [as a PhD student] is a roller coaster – you just got to ride it.

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This podcast was originally published at PhD Career Stories.


“Hello and welcome to today’s podcast on PhD Career Stories. My name is Johanna Havemann and I will tell you a bit about my path up until today.

At this very moment, I am in Cape Town, South Africa and will also pass by Nairobi, Kenya next week. Normally, I am based in Berlin, Germany from where I work as a freelance Trainer and Consultant for Science Communication.

Two hearts are beating in my chest: one for science with its thrill of new discoveries – and the other one for human rights and the environment; which implies that I was often torn between volunteer work and research. At some point I came to realize that the two are not necessarily mutually exclusive; I say that as a trained biologist, specified in molecular biology. […]”

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