PhinisheD (affiliation: The Johns Hopkins University)

January 26, 2017

Thank you to the team of professionals at TDC for your mentoring. I worked primarily with Rebecca Schwartz-Bishir who helped me speak up for myself and boosted my confidence; both necessary skills to survive in academia. She also provided day-to-day strategies and hacks to work through PhD-related anxiety. When it was necessary, I worked with other TDC coaches including Alison Miller, who were also great at helping me navigate funding and administrative complications. I was impressed with the professionalism of each of the coaches in resolving problems quickly and effectively… but most of all I appreciated the genuine sentiment of “doing what is best for the student” that guides their work. Thanks for guiding me through the finish line!