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Linda Elkins, professor in Earth Science, opens her talk with a quote saying, " Work when you can and do your absolute best." Elkins also reveals that she did not get to where she was today via the "traditional path". In her academic year as a sophomore, she started a research project handed down by her professor with end results that were successful, but her fear of not knowing every answer to a question kept her from presenting her work. From this experience, she mentions "If you feel unconfident, fake it till you make it because nobody is expecting you to know everything." As years past, she ran her own company and learned how to manage a team, building and managing a budget, and much more which in turn elevated her skills once she went back for her PhD. She leaves remarks by saying, "Go to grad school if you're passionate, make contact with your advisors because their influence is what influences your career, and be tough."

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MSRP 2011

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