I am a queer trans woman and I am a geophysicist.//
I’ve been working for an engineering consulting company for almost three years since graduating with a BS in geology. While I didn’t plan on getting into geophysics, I have learned a lot about the consulting field and am planing on returning to school to pursue a masters in Hydrology.
I live and work across the south east, and it took me a full year of being on hormones before I was ready to come out to my office. There was a lot of fear and anxiety behind that decision, but I finally did it. The office, predominantly conservative southern Baptists, has been surprisingly accepting and supportive of me and I feel privileged to be surrounded by people who have been so supportive. This job can be challenging for anyone, and coming out didn’t make it any easier, but it has been so wonderful living and pursuing science as myself.