An Afternoon in Rice Village

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This past weekend Nathan and I went to Houston for a fellow almost PhD boss lady’s wedding. Once all of the wedding festivities were over and the newly weds were off, we had just one afternoon to spend in Houston. After some major Yelping and recommendations from fellow…

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

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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

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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

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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…