Risk Assessment as a Career

Lara Pullen
Environmental Sciences
Government Research
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"There is no better job than working in the government. I have job security. I am not dependent on getting grants, and I have flexible hours that I didn't have in academics. I didn't find academics to be family-friendly at all, and that really makes a difference when you are a mother. Here [at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] they discourage you from working overtime." Having completed her Ph.D. in microbiology, ...