Episode 3: Dr. Nakia Gray-Nicolas

On our third episode, we talk with Dr. Nakia Gray-Nicolas, who is in her first year as an assistant professor at Queens College which is a part of the City University of New York (CUNY) public university system in New York City.  She graduated from NYU’s Educational Leadership at the Steinhardt School of Education, Culture and Human Development.  She talks about her background and research interests, honesty about managing the brutal parts of the doctoral journey, and advice for when you are applying for jobs.  

Episode 2: Mariama Nagbe

On our second episode, we will be talking with Mariama Nagbe who describes herself as Detroit grounded, Ann Arbor established and Austin elevated. She is a second year doctoral student studying higher education leadership at The University of Texas at Austin. Mariama shares her journey to gain entry to a doctoral program, financial realities, and finding her voice and passion over the last two years.

Episode 1: Kevin Clay

On this episode, we are talking with Kevin Clay who just recently navigated the dissertation stage and job market experience. As a new graduate from doctoral program, he will share some gems with us that he’s learned along the way. From finding mentors to writing a dissertation with newborn twins.