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…

Friday is for favorites: DesignLoveFest for Target

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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…

Pretty (& powerful) in pink

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Hello, March.   It feels like spring in Chapel Hill today and it’s making me beyond excited for warm weather, dresses, and all things pink. Current trends are all about adding pink, feminine touches to our wardrobes this spring. Vogue recently highlighted this powerful & feminine trend as…

Imposter Syndrome: The plague of high achievers

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“Why do so many bright women, despite consistent and impressive evidence to the contrary, continue to see themselves as imposters who pretend to be bright but who really are not?“ (Clance & Imes, 1978, p. 242)   I recently submitted my first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant…