Sometimes things come back around in unexpected ways. Much like the Netflix documentaryBABIES! I was in for research I helped with 10 years ago, grad school experiences can circle back with new insights. This time it came from the Sausage of Science podcast episode with Dr. Rebecca Lester.
Chris Lynn and I brought Dr. Lester on to discuss mental health in academic – at all career levels for our #Hackademic series – hacks for academics. Dr. Lester is a professor of anthropology at Washington University, St. Louis where I went to grad school. I never got a chance to know her then, but I really wish I had. I think her insights and experience could have helped me through what was an incredibly difficult period of my life. This interview provided some excellent advice for everyone in academic, and even gave me a bit of closure.