From sleepless nights and tears of frustration, to the excitement of discovery and accomplishment, completing my PhD program has been one of the greatest challenges I’ve ever conquered. I went from feeling intellectually inferior, to moments when my own capabilities began to scare even me. The journey opened my eyes to what I was capable of contributing to this world, beyond anything I’d ever imagined.
Here, I share experiences and lessons learned from high school to grad school. I’ll also share how I picked an academic path and relentlessly pursued my goals despite obstacles or doubts; even when the doubt was coming from me.