I’ve wanted to go back to school forever. I started to seriously research programs about a year ago. I struggled to find the perfect program because I have such diverse interests. All of the MFA programs for children’s and YA lit piqued my interest but I eventually found my way back to my other passion- science.
I am thrilled to say that in May I will begin working towards my masters in biology as part of the 2015 cohort of the Project Dragonfly Advanced Inquiry Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society in Bronx, NY. The program allows students to receive a “graduate degree co-delivered by some of the nation’s premiere community and learning institutions. AIP students take courses at an AIP Master Institution while sharing ideas and developing projects with fellow students and faculty nationwide via web-based learning communities.” How awesome is that?!
This is such an exciting opportunity and I am over the moon that I was accepted! I’ve been passionate about science since I attended a STEM high school and choosing between English and science was a hard decision. I don’t plan to stop teaching English but I hope that this program will support some of the work I do in and out of the classroom. And I am a huge proponent of the crossover between English and science so now I can be living proof of it!
(And who knows…..the MFA might be something I pursue later!)