Posted by: thediygeochemist | January 20, 2011


As a formerly VERY shy person, I have worked very hard to overcome my fears of talking to people (on the phone, in person and the like). For the most part, I have succeeded.

The exception? Asking people for a very large favor. Like being on my thesis committee. Even by email, this is a gut-clencher for me.




  1. We had to have our committee formed by the end of the first semester. Kinda hard in chemistry when you don’t know what you are doing for your dissertation yet you have to ask and form your committee.

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