Frustration

How I Survived Grad School, Part II

Photo by Bernard Goldbach Strike 2: The Muppet Show After the first debacle, a few months went by with relative stability. My committee and I did our best to meet our responsibilities to the faculty and students in the form of scheduling brown bag luncheons, colloquia and comprehensive exam review sessions with professors. During this […] Read more…

How I Survived Grad School, Part I

Photo by e-magic (Eric) What sane person enters a PhD program at age 22?! I uprooted myself from my home in NYC to start an MA/PhD program in Florida in 2005. I know, I couldn’t have picked a nicer place to live. My interest since high school in women and development issues led me to […] Read more…

Welcome to A Desi New Yorker!

So here’s what happened: I had been a career student from the time I was 3 years-old. I successfully graduated from nursery school, elementary school, one of the top public high schools in New York City, a public university on a full scholarship and landed myself in a doctoral program with a fellowship. I’ve done […] Read more…

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