Career, academic, and life coaching for pre- and postdoctoral scholars
I love helping make things happen for grad students and faculty. That’s what I did throughout my career at Harvard University and that’s what I’m doing now for my clients as a career, academic, and life coach. As a doctoral administrator I mentored generations of students and scholars in the humanities and qualitative social sciences. I was awarded the Mendelsohn Prize for my work, the only admini
Now in my “second chapter,” I help my clients bring their passion for research and teaching into employment – traditional academic, alt-ac, and outside the academy – suited to the unique skillset fostered by doctoral education.
Many career services offices are set up with what I call a “door #1 / door #2” way of accessing career counseling: go here if you want an academic job, go there if you want to change course and seek a career outside the academy. This bifurcated approach doesn’t match what student-scholars want. Many, while maintaining the aspiration for a career in research and teaching, realize that U.S. higher education is in turmoil. And therefore wish to prepare for the possibility that an assistant professorship may not materialize. There is much you can do while in graduate school to engage with multiple possible paths. And it’s not too late to get started after graduation either.
There are also those who, having achieved such a position, find that the constant cycle of teaching, publisher’s and revise/resubmit deadlines, service demands and etc. may not, as it turns out, be for them. I have clients in this situation as well.
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I have a demonstrated record of working sensitively and productively with BIPOC and those from backgrounds not typically or historically represented in higher education. I am passionate about serving those of limited means -- material resource should not be an impediment to this work.