Katrin Steinthorsdottir

Feasibility of in-situ carbon mineralization in serpentinite via shallow injection, B.C., Canada
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I chose to pursue a graduate degree for many reasons, mainly to widen my horizons, learn new skills in depth, and to satiate my curiosity to see if this project could become a reality.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

I originally applied for my MSc at UBC because I had heard that living in Vancouver was a dream. Then I really liked the people, the city, the research topic and it was a perfect fit.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?

Mostly the opportunity to work with some amazing people that have different specializations but are open to crossing boundaries.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

Honestly everything from the sunsets to the public transport system.

What aspects of your life or career before now have best prepared you for your UBC graduate program?

Of course, doing a research-based MSc at UBC before was incredibly helpful for the topic at hand, learning the day-to-day on problem solving, and even small things such as who to contact, etc. But additionally, having moved between countries and learning to be adaptive and ready for improvising has really helped when in a pickle.

What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?

I've recently gotten into cross-country skiing and crocheting!

What advice do you have for new graduate students?

Enjoy the weekends as much as possible - it goes by so quickly! And say yes to all the opportunities you want, but still manage to learn to say no when needed!


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