How to Successfully Defend Your Dissertation & Not Have a Nervous Breakdown

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of my (successful) dissertation defense. Even though things obviously worked out in my favor, that still doesn’t take away from the empathy I feel while I watch my colleagues go through this arduous process. I remember very little from the two months leading…

Art Deco in Durham

The weekend started early for me because we are heading out of town for the wedding of a dear friend of mine, and fellow academic boss babe in Houston, TX (cue happy dance!). So to celebrate, we decided to take a little trip out to Durham for happy hour cocktails…

Thoughts on International Women’s Day

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”
Sheryl Sandberg - Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Hindsight is 20/20: 6 things to consider when choosing a postdoctoral fellowship

Exactly one year ago today, I was one week away from defending my dissertation. I was sleep deprived, spread way too thin, and overwhelmed with conflicting emotions of anxiety and excitement. If that wasn’t enough on my plate, I was also in the midst of phone interviews for…

Friday is for favorites: DesignLoveFest for Target

Happy Friday!   I had a huge conference deadline today and am beyond ready for some much needed R&R this weekend. Since wedding season is officially upon us and I will be out of town quite a bit over the next few months I am looking forward to…