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Reflections: Part 2

With just a couple more weeks officially left in the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program, we would like you take a step back and reflect on the Big Picture of what we’ve accomplished together. To Subgroups 1 and 3: For this … Continue reading

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Reflections: Part 1

You’ve now been working through the Doctoral Funding Mentoring Program for 11 weeks! You’ve met with Fellowship Advisors, drafted proposals and personal statements, and worked with your academic advisors and mentors to improve your work. To Subgroups 1 and 3: … Continue reading

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What Drives Me

My passion for my research stems from my own life experiences. I grew up in a dysfunctional home, during which time I found refuge in my studies and developed a love for science. My drive to continue my education has … Continue reading

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My Motivation

There’s a Youtube video in which Neil deGrasse Tyson describes science as an innately human activity.  Listening to him speak, I find myself agreeing with everything he says. In my opinion, to science is human. We’re constantly trying to explore … Continue reading

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Who I am (Outside of my CV)

On the first day of school throughout the years, I’ve had a few teachers who asked each student to describe who they are in one word. My word was always “sister”. I’m the oldest of three in my family, and … Continue reading

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Who Are You?

By now you’ve had your first appointment with a Fellowship Advisor and have scheduled your second. You’ve thought about audience, your research plans, and where you come from in terms of qualifications. Now it’s time to revisit your intellectual biography, … Continue reading

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Diligence and Determination 

I believe the many years experience I have working in a clinical laboratory as a medical technologist will help me in my research career. During this time I have gained the skill set and knowledge needed to obtain accurate laboratory … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

A good scientist is like an entrepreneur. He or she has to be able to come up with an innovative idea, convince others of its worth and then bring it to fruition. One of my proudest moments is when I … Continue reading

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What I Bring to the Table…

Not only do all citizens, regardless of their gender, share a right to equal opportunities for representation in American politics and government, but they also offer different perspectives that are inherently valuable and worthy of representation. According to a female … Continue reading

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Where Have You Been and What Have You Done?

Last time when you creatively blogged your way into a statement of purpose, you wrote about what you want to do in the future. This time we want you to go further and help tell your audience: what experiences have … Continue reading

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