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Doctoral Journeys with Katie

Doctoral Journeys with Katie

By Katie Archer Olson
Have you considered going back to school to work on your doctorate? This podcast will help you navigate important issues to consider. Peers will be interviewed to provide multiple perspectives on real-life hurdles in this journey, especially for first-generation students. My goal is to provide more transparency to future scholars wishing to pursue terminal degrees. All information is aimed to inspire you to achieve your Ed.D./Ph.D.
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Doctoras Latinas Series with Sandra Gonzalez (Literacy in Dual Language Learners with Specific Reading Disabilities)
In this special series of Doctoras Latinas I interview a powerful woman that learns to balance responsibilities of our culture, professions, our families and doctoral studies. Listen and learn from the women who walk in front of us and beside us on our journey. Dr. Gonzalez’s parents were born and raised in PR....she was born in Jersey with 5 siblings of which she is the oldest. Dr. Gonzalez attended public schools in Philadelphia. Received her Bachelor's degree from Chestnut Hill College in elementary education. Received her Master's degree from Gwynedd Mercy College with a concentration in school leadership and in May 2021 graduated from Holy Family University with a Doctor of Education degree with a concentration in Educational Leadership and Professional Studies. She taught for 10 years and has been a school leader since 2008.  She is presently the school Principal at a dual-language public school named Antonia Pantoja Charter School that serves over 700 students.
39:49
May 27, 2021
First-Generation Reflections and Resources with Josh Farris
Meet Josh Farris a young scholar with incredible insight into the demographics of first-generational students as well as resources to support them at all levels of academia. Josh graduated from the University of Virginia in 2019 with a B.S: With Honors Youth & Social Innovation 1 of 9 recipients of Questbridge National College Match Scholarship.  Capstone focused on the Barriers of First Generation & Low-Income Students in Higher Education His personal Mission is To leverage research, strategy, & policy to advise leaders on how to innovate or create new and more effective educational systems for first-generation and low-income students in higher education and beyond. Check out his interactive resume for the wealth of knowledge he brings to our arena. Resources Josh has presented in this episode include (click on hyperlinks): Empowering First-Generation Students First-Generation Low Income Virtual Advising Guide Airtable Career Spring
44:57
May 24, 2021
Etiquette of Professional Interactions in Graduate School with Dr. Alyssa Pirinelli
One of the biggest learning curves as a first-generation student is understanding the etiquette of professional interactions in graduate school. I feel like students raised in the South have a little sharper edge on this topic than a large portion of the country that tries to minimize accomplishments and interact as equals, but that can be a dangerous assumption in higher ed. Dr. Alyssa Pirinelli will be joining us today to share her experiences and words of caution as we all learn to communicate more professionally within our programs and workplace. Dr. Pirinelli is an experienced Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Morris with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She is a strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in synthetic carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology from Indiana University Bloomington. Resources by Dr. Pirinelli: This is Joy & Claire (two women talking about life, formerly a CrossFit only podcast) This Podcast Will Kill You (epidemiology) Pod & Prejudice (all things Jane Austen)
52:38
May 22, 2021
Doctoras Latinas Series: The Intersection of Ethnicity and Gender: Wage negotiations and Professional Latinas with Erica Nikki Martinez
I have decided to launch a Doctoras Latinas Series after the overwhelming response from a social media group “Latinas Completing Doctoral Degrees”. I am honored to share their research, their struggles, and their accomplishments as they complete their terminal degrees as first-Generation students. Today Erica Nikki Martinez shares her passion for contributing to research that identifies her work to empower Latinas financially and professionally. Nikki Martinez is joining us today to share with us her doctoral research on the intersection of ethnicity and gender: wage negotiations and professional Latinas. Martinez is an Experienced Housing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the nonprofit sector. She is Skilled in Management, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Project Management, and Public Speaking. She has a strong history with the community and social services with a Masters focused in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Ph.D. student also at Our Lady of the Lake University- Worden School of Social Service-  in Social Work
58:09
May 22, 2021
The Power of Stories to Inspire Your Doctoral Journeys with Dr. Caryn Lindsay
Dr. Caryn Lindsay, an intercultural trainer, and coach with Life Stories Matter share why stories matter to ground us and fuel us to keep moving forward during difficult doctoral endeavors.  With 30 years of experience in diplomacy and international education, Dr. Lindsay has lived and worked in Chile, Germany, Italy, and Kosovo and love the depth of understanding that only comes with speaking a country's language. Within the U.S., she has experienced rich cultural communities while working in Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, and Washington, D.C. During her higher education career, she established partnerships with universities in Australia, China, France, Germany, Ghana, and the Netherlands. She was a volunteer program facilitator with the Greater Mankato Diversity Council and wrote her dissertation on that community's response to its increasing diversity. She is known for: -- building effective intercultural relationships, partnerships, and networks that contribute to programs, organizations, and students. -- Creatively designing and managing strategic and innovative programs that address both participants’ and the institution’s objectives is one of her strengths. She speaks Spanish and German fluently and intermediate Albanian, Italian and Portuguese. Dr. Lindsay welcomes comments and dialogue to help encourage your story to develop. Join us!
28:47
May 16, 2021
Doctoras Latinas Series: Latinx Doctoral Students with Marisa Cervantes
Marisa Cervantes, a Latina Ph.D. candidate at Washington State University shares her experiences navigating a terminal degree as a first-generation student. This episode highlights issues around academic pressure, isolation, networking to bridge opportunities, study skills, institutional deficit models inhibiting success, and much more. According to the 2021 report from the Postsecondary National Policy Institute that 61% of the first-generation students are Latinx.   Please listen to be inspired! Marisa's recommendations for books, podcast, and Facebook groups: Key to my process has been the writing of Gloria Anzaldúa (Borderlands, This Bridge Called My Back) and the many works that have come after her.  Chicana feminist literature in general. Facebook groups: Latinas Completing Doctoral Degrees, Empowering First Generation College Students, and a few different teaching related ones. Podcast: AnzalduingIt, one of my favorites! Lots of Instagram accounts like @latinaswithmasters (also a podcast), @academiclatina, @academic_amigas, @cafecitowithestrellita (also a podcast)
51:50
May 13, 2021
Studying and Staying Married through your Doctoral Journey with Casey Olson
50% of doctoral students drop out of their programs, 50% of the other half end up in divorce....Not an option for you? Listen up as my husband and I share tips on what has worked for us and our 3 children. Understand how to be flexible, find unique ways to connect, and the reality of possibly eating left-overs for the next 4+ years....Let us encourage you to cross the finish line together! Resources: Our Family Podcast: Alaskan Adventures (Explorations, Visions, and Hardships) https://anchor.fm/katie-archer-olson
36:01
May 09, 2021
Imposter Syndrome with First-Generation and Minority Students: Hosting Dana Parker Doctoral Candidate
There are many words we do not understand in post-secondary as first-generation students....Doctoral candidate, Dana Parker, walks us through one of the hottest vocabulary terms: Imposter Syndrome. Dana defines this term and offers practical advice on how to navigate this situation in your schooling and professional practice. Additional resources offered by Dana are listed below: Federal Trio Programs https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html Sisters of the Academy Institute https://www.facebook.com/groups/sotainstitute Doctor of Education Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/805246746267756/about PhD/EdD Who got Next https://www.facebook.com/groups/1213125328776999 Women’s Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/805246746267756/about
35:60
May 01, 2021
Mentors During The Doctoral Process with Dr. Elizabeth Sandell
Dr. Elizabeth Sandell is our featured guest. She is a tenured professor and international peer-reviewed researcher on intercultural competencies. Dr. Sandell walks us through key steps in acquiring a mentor along with fun insights on things to consider as we walk toward the finish line. Resources that Dr. Sandell has identified are: The Path by Laurie Beth Jones, will give you insight into writing your own mission statement. Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success by Wendy Laura Belcher, gives a schedule for producing a journal article … could be applicable to your dissertation I Should Be Writing facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ishouldbewriting/about Finish Your Thesis Academy: https://finishyourthesis.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethjsandell/
30:36
May 01, 2021
Battling COVID and Traumatic Events During Your Doctorate Program with Kimmy "Dr. Bound" Johnson
Every student battles balancing life during their schooling, but what if that student is battling a novel virus during a pandemic and dealing with other traumatic events? Kimmy "Dr. Bound" Johnson shares her COVID story as a "Long-Hauler" and how she kept things moving in a forward direction during grief, loss, and dis-equilibrium. Her faith and determination to be proactive in her studies will inspire you especially if you too are facing turbulent waters. Join Us.
40:59
April 25, 2021
The Importance of Self-Care Through Your Doctoral Program and Life with Anne Marie Hodges (doctoral student)
It is easy to become fixated on our schooling and responsibilities as a parent, spouse, student, employee, and friend while completely neglecting ourselves. Anne Marie Hodges shares her background and proactive helpful tips on caring for ourselves during our doctoral program and life.
38:42
April 19, 2021
Knowing You're Ready for the Doctoral Journey
In this episode, we will cover some foundational considerations to reflect on before you decide on a terminal degree. What triggers you to want to return to school? What specifically do you want to study? Synchronous or Asynchronous? Accreditation thoughts. Price tags. Using Social Media as a power tool. Important questions for advisors and soliciting family support for your decision. Join us. 
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April 18, 2021