Raven K. Cokley: A Brilliant Black Girl Dedicated to Building Hope and Brightening Futures

Tell us a little bit about yourself I attended the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, FL (#GoKnights!). I majored in Psychology and double-minored in Spanish and Leadership Studies. I chose UCF because UCF chose me. Upon applying to the University, I was also accepted into the LEAD Scholars...

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R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference: What Every Scholar of Color Needs to Know

Have you ever wondered how we (scholars of Color) are supposed to learn everything that we need to know about the academy? Questions like, “How do you get published in a journal?” or “How do you navigate salary offers for your first job?” or “What should really be emphasized...

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Now or Never

  So the last 2 stops of this marathon towards my PhD is my dissertation and dissertation defense. Through all of my classes, internships, research, lab time, teaching, reading, loss of sleep, and feeling every emotion known, it all comes down to 1 presentation, 4 committee members, and 1...

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Grad School: It’s Not About the Destination, It’s About the Journey

Hey Everyone, My name is Kimberly L. First I wanted to start off with a little info on me and my grad school journey Currently I am a Doctoral student at Virginia State University (VSU). I'm working on my PhD in Health Psychology with a focus on Behavioral and...

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Think Big Diversity: Advice for Aspiring #STEM Ph.D. Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Junior Faculty

Originally appeared https://drandrewspeaks.wordpress.com/ This past weekend, I was honored and humbled to speak to around 180 aspiring #STEM professors at Maryland’s National Science Foundation funded PROMISE AGEP #ThinkBigDiversity Summer Success Institute workshop, led by Dr. Renetta Tull.  It was so encouraging and heartening to see so many African American, Latino/Latina,...

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We don’t Assimilate, we Transform

They say it takes time to get acclimated in new environments and that once you get into the swing of things, you can fully immerse yourself in the graduate experience. If acclimation can be defined as, “becoming accustomed to a new climate or new condition,” do black women truly...

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Changing Research Advisors: Hustle Hard Girl

For some people, "changing advisors" is a dreaded, taboo phrase. They get the picture of you and your advisor going through a bad breakup and assume that you don’t belong or that you need some serious consoling. As a survivor of changing research groups, I can assure you that...

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