Category Archives: After the PhD

After the PhD: Interview with LaNysha Adams, PhD

LaNysha Adams is a lover of language, data nerd, and a new mom! These days, she runs a coaching and consulting firm that she started in 2016. Edlinguist Solutions helps clients “map adaptable pathways from learning to empowerment.” They coach students and parents on major selection and degree completion, provide parents with the best options…

After the PhD: Interview with Fernando Mondragon, PhD

Fernando Mondragon has a PhD in Civil Engineering. “What I did for my dissertation work was to try and understand what construction field personnel – specifically managers – how they process information that they find in the field, as well as how the information is made available to them,” he says. “And to understand how…

After the PhD: Interview with Archi Rastogi, PhD

“It’s been a winding journey. It’s been a journey that I couldn’t have planned or foreseen,” Dr. Archi Rastogi says. “But I got here, in hindsight, because of networking.” Archi Rastogi, PhD, earned his doctorate in natural resource sciences from McGill University in 2013. He currently works as a consultant for Universalia Management Group –…

After the PhD: Interview with Michelle Sneck, PhD

How does a PhD transition from adjunct professor in ecology & evolutionary biology to educational program developer? “It’s really about who you know,” Dr. Sneck says. “The more and more success stories I do hear, the more I believe this to be true.” Michelle Sneck now works as as a bioscience writer for a small public…

After the PhD: Interview with Kate Meyers Emery, PhD

Kate Meyers Emery has PhD in anthropology. She spent about a decade digging up cemeteries and learning about skeletal and funerary practices – in the context of anthropology. She spent her graduate school career thinking about how people build communities – something that now extends to her work as the manager of digital engagement. Currently,…

After the PhD: Interview with Perveen Biln, PhD

https://vimeo.com/294589042 Dr. Perveen Biln started her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology knowing that she did not want to be an academic. She successfully transitioned from PhD to postdoc to researcher by staying engaged in her community throughout her graduate studies. With a lot of academic and non-academic volunteer experience, she developed different skill sets…

After the PhD: Interview with Ross O’Hara, PhD

From social psychology to designing automated text messaging systems? That’s where Dr. Ross O’Hara has found an engaging career. Through our new video series, “After the PhD: Interviews with PhDs,” we’re learning about PhD careers beyond the professoriate from PhDs who have made the transition. Apart from being fascinating, this interview series lets us learn…

After the PhD: Interview with Gabriela C. Monsalve, PhD

Gabriela C. Monsalve received her PhD in Biological Chemistry. Now she works in graduate and postdoc services and administration. She’s in charge of developing and evaluating programming that aids PhD students and postdocs with professional development at the University of California, San Francisco.  How did her PhD prepare her for this career? A molecular geneticist…

After the PhD: Interview with Lee Skallerup Bessette, PhD

  Where do PhDs find work that leverages their education and skills? What is it about their careers they find so engaging? We’re finding out in our new video series, “After the PhD” – interviews with PhDs about their careers beyond the professoriate. Lee Skallerup Bessette transitioned from a PhD in Comparative Literature into a…