Dana Campbell

Dana Campbell finished her PhD in evolutionary biology from Harvard University in 1999. Since then she has enjoyed the benefits of exploring many topics in biology as an independent scholar and at-home mom in Maryland. She spends summers with her husband and two daughters, ages 5 and 9, at the University of Washington marine biology research labs in the beautiful San Juan Islands.

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Most Recent Articles

August 13, 2013
~If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself~
July 16, 2013
Thinking about time and priorities.  
June 25, 2013
The responsibility to plan.
June 11, 2013
The end of the school year frenzy.
May 28, 2013
The sketch and the lab report.
May 15, 2013
Academics and their interests.
April 30, 2013
It’s that time in the semester. Did you remember to  laugh today?
March 27, 2013
As of January it had been 15 years since I last taught a class. That was back when I was a student. This winter quarter (which just ended - a fast and furious ten weeks!), I jumped at an opportunity to teach an introductory biology lab.
February 26, 2013
Please, please, please just let us finance our two kids through college without too much debt.  I’m a biologist, by Zeus, not an economist, not an accountant, not a portfolio manager at an investment firm.  I seem to do fine spending money, but planning for enormous purchases such as college and retirement are way beyond my comfort (and frankly, my interest) level.  Way.
February 5, 2013
I have been feeling fragmented lately, and I’ve generated a hypothesis for why I feel this way that maybe others out there can relate to.  Let me start at the beginning.  Lo those many years ago my PhD was officially conferred, and I had a baby soon after.  At the time I decided to step away from the traditional academic route, since with a husband six years further along in an academic career I just didn’t have the desire to balance a second academic career track with our new family.


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