quetzal comes home

Er, hi.

Unitarian Universalist, Archaeologist, Putting the Q in LGBTQ, Virginia native. This is where I talk about work and life in the southwest.

I've had this journal since Feb 24th, 2003. So since I was 17 years old. O_o;;; Now I'm 27, and it is high time to make it friends only. So yeah! Friends only and stuff, comment to be added!
TRAP! by trowicia

link storage, phd musings

I'm putting these things here, because since I dropped almost 200 dolla dolla billz on signing up for the GRE, I might as well put all my ducks in a row for PhD applications.

::sigh:: I kind of half expected that after the M.S. I'd be done with grad shenanigans, but I guess I'm ready to return to higher learnin. ::headdesk:: Because a PhD is going to get me where I want to be in the science (science!) community. I can't keep being your friendly neighborhood archaeologist forever. I need the skillz that killz to be a big wig climate modeler.

First choice skool:
UNM Earth and Planetary Sciences
Pros-More climate change/paleo classes, really welcoming faculty, well funded. Full funding for all PhD students. One of the top schools in geo.
Cons-Prereqs include Calc and Chem. Very competitive. Possibility of having to do another M.S. first.
Deadline-January 15

Second choice skool:
UT Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
Pros-the profs I've been working with in Belize teach there, and they've been pressuring me to apply. Well funded, strong well known department.
Cons-geography isn't even a real science. Possible mathy prereqs?
Deadline- January 1.

Other options:
http://deptweb-p.nmsu.edu/~geology/ (M.S. Only)
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/es/study/doctoral (abroad???)
Or I could do FSU again? Swamp stuff is always fun for paleoclime.

::sigh:: and it begins again.....