Critical Mass

Veronica Burrows, PhD: Critical Mass

Captures the annoyance of male colleagues making sexist assumptions and the challenges with conference travel as a female graduate student.

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Words of Wisdom: Dr. Burrows
The importance of allowing yourself the opportunity to change your mind and reconsider your goals.

Interpersonal Satisfaction
The satisfaction that comes from working with colleagues and interacting with others.

The Importance of Sharing Stories
The importance of hearing other people's stories.

How Do You Build Resiliency?
The importance of having a number of things in your life that bring you joy and satisfaction.

Finding Balance While Pregnant, Moving a Lab, and Negotiating Leave
The importance of maintaining a balanced lifestyle to alleviate stress.

Ways to Cope with Minor Issues Related to Being a Woman
How to observe others' reactions to subtle comments in order to gauge an appropriate response.

The Importance of Having Positive Working Relationships: A Case Study
The importance of good working relationships and when it's worth putting forth effort.

It's the Little Things that Annoy You (Part 1)
The importance of picking your battles to avoid unfair labeling.

It's the Little Things that Annoy You (Part 2)
Captures the small but noticeable annoyances that come with being the only woman.

Being Comfortable as a Woman Among Men
Emphasizes positive peer relationships within her cohort.

Distinguishing Customs and Roles in International Relations (Part 1)
Highlights the universal customs of science.

Observations on Women's Safety (Part 1)
Discusses necessary precautions to take as a female student working late nights on campus.

We Were Not Always Best Friends
Emphasizes peer relationships and departmental climate.

It's the Little Things that Annoy You (Part 2)
Captures the small but noticeable annoyances that come with being the only woman.

Other Students Helping in the Transition
How colleagues can assist in making the transition into graduate life easier by sharing information an advisor may not.

Possible and Impossible Selves
The importance of self-authorship and using graduate school as a process for self-definition.

On Speaking Up: A Conference Experience
Confronting a male colleague with contradictory findings at a conference.

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