What can you do with a Humanities PhD? Takeaways from “Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist”

by Vael Gates, Alicia Roy, David Bratt, and Cécile Fortuny On April 6th, current and past PhD students in the humanities gathered to hear and share advice about career trajectories. This was the second year of “Inside Dope: Life as a Humanist“, an event organized by the Townsend Center in partnership with the Graduate Division, Career Center, and Beyond Academia. Eleven Berkeley PhD graduates, currently working in a range of academic/non-academic careers, led small group …

Interview with Dr. Lisa Feldkamp, Classics PhD, a science writer at the Nature Conservancy

by Vael Gates Dr. Lisa Feldkamp is a science writer for the Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog. She’s had an intriguing career path, and earned her PhD in Classics before going on to write for the Nature Conservancy. I sat down with her recently as a blog writer for Beyond Academia, interested in how she got to where she is, and what her job as a science writer is like. — The job of …