My name is Nicole and I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I got my doctorate in public health from the University of Florida (go Gators!) and my area of research is in health inequities among patients with cancer. I started this blog because I often felt like academia completely took over my life and I forgot about the other things I was interested in. Sometimes academics become defined by their area of expertise and their value is measured by their accomplishments in that area. Yet, we all have more depth to our lives, talents and personal interests beyond labs, granting and statistics. Thus, thedoctorette.com was born! This blog is meant to serve as a space to be not just the researcher, but the (wannabe) fashionista, the wanderer, the writer. I hope that this blog will encourage all of you (not just my fellow academics) to be your most diverse, unique self. Enjoy!