Carolyn earned an MS in Oceanography after graduating form Austin College. She is currently working on her PhD in Education. She works as a Geoscience Workforce Data Analyst at the American Geosciences Institute, tracking the trends seen in the supply and demand of geoscientists in the global workforce, as well as collect data on the preparation, skills development, and decision making of recent geoscience graduates and early-career geoscientists. She also develops reports, writes peer-reviewed articles, and conducts presentations to disseminate the data collected on the geoscience workforce to scientists, students, educators, industry representatives, and politicians.
Why was AC was the right choice for you? At Austin College, I was encouraged to explore my interests and abilities within and beyond my degree. I worked with multiple faculty in the Biology Department picking up a variety of research, technical and professional skills, but I was also able to be a part of other organizations and activities, such as the A Cappella Choir, the Student Assembly, and the Student Development Board to name a few.