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I have been a longtime lurker in these forums and finally decided to join the convo. I'm writing about a topic that is relatively sensitive and in a 2019 context is highly charged so I'm hoping this dialogue can be productive and respectful. Full disclosure, I am a woman of color and this has been the most emotionally taxing process I've ever been through, and I've been through some shit. I know this is something everyone has to accept, but I feel terribly alone at the moment. The silent but toxic stress of carrying all of these identities is killing me. After being one of
Hi gradcafe! We're the Graduate Recruitment Initiative Team (GRIT) at the University of Chicago. We're a team of graduate students committed to the recruitment and retention of students from marginalized backgrounds to graduate programs in the Biological and Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago. For students from marginalized backgrounds, the road to grad school can be confusing, downright scary, and may seem impossible. The lack of diversity in STEM is a huge problem, generating unsupportive and sometimes hostile work environments for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, studen
Hello! I'm applying to biostat phd programs this Fall. I have solid GRE scores (168Q, 165V), but a low undergraduate GPA (~3.1) in biomed engineering from a top tier school (think Stanford, MIT, Caltech). I'm a URM and first gen college student from a low socioeconomic background. I'm 5 years out of undergrad and work as a software engineer, so I have quite a bit of programming experience. I didn't know I had a strong interest in stats until I started working in the data science arena. While I enjoy doing applied work in industry, I'm more interested in building a career in research.