My own road to PhD proved circuitous, rocky, and unpredictable. At many times, I felt utterly alone. I set my desktop background to a photo of my then 3-month old granddaughter captioned, “Are you…
No one prepared me for the worst possible outcome of a dissertation defense: Failure. Yet, after waiting outside in the hallway for over 90 minutes, I was certain of it. My advisor summoned me back…