Kathryn R. Wedemeyer-Strombel earned her PhD in Environmental Science as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Texas, El Paso. She is an avid traveler, ocean lover, interdisciplinary conservationist, and graduate student advocate. She is a firm believer that graduate school should be challenging, but not traumatic – and hopes that our generation of scholars will drive systemic change in academia. You can find her on Twitter @krwedemeyer, her website, her LinkedIn. Dr. Wedemeyer-Strombel’s Chronicle Articles can be found here:
The PhD Identity Crisis
Why Does Graduate School Kill So Many Marriages?
Graduate School Should be Challenging, Not Traumatic