• Question: so eileen i don't know if this is a rude question but how old are you if you cant tell me give me a clue

    Asked by wimpykid to Eileen on 19 Nov 2012.
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      Eileen Diskin answered on 19 Nov 2012:

      Hello! No, that’s a fair question. I’m 29 – thats the age that a lot of PhD students are, although some are older and some are younger.

      Between 18 and 22 I was in college, learning about environmental science.

      Then I worked for a year in a park in the USA, teaching people about the animals and plants that lived in the park.

      I also worked for about half a year doing archaeology…looking for artifacts, things like arrowheads, left behind by old civilisations.

      That’s when I moved to Ireland to do a Masters (which a lot of people do before they start a PhD), and after that I started my PhD research 🙂

      Hope thats helpful 🙂 Do you think you might want to do science one day?