The Opportunity to be a Jack of All Trades

Erika Camacho, PhD: The Opportunity to be a Jack of All Trades

The opportunity for freedom, growth, and collaboration as a faculty member.

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More Videos by Dr. Erika Camacho

We're Having a Baby
Challenges in confronting the advisor with news of pregnancy.

Dealing with Assumptions and Accusations (Short Version)
Being accused of cheating and regrets about not being more assertive.

Words of Wisdom: Dr. Camacho
Urges female graduate students to persist in the field of mathematics because the field needs diversity.

Hidden Differences in Academic Culture (Extended)
Environmental issues faced in academia.

Hidden Differences in Academic Culture
Adjusting physical appearance to fit in with peers.

Dealing with Assumptions and Accusations
Being accused of cheating and regrets about not being more assertive.

Awkward Social Interactions
The challenges of working in male-dominated academic environments and the negative stereotypes associated with women who have children.

Working with Intelligent People Across Cultures Makes It All Worth While
Satisfaction comes from interacting with intelligent people across cultures.

Isolation and a Proactive Solution
Alternatives to departmental isolation and the importance of networking.

The Plight of the Older Student: Playing "Mom" and Other Tasks
How to maintain good relationships with colleagues while being motivated to finish the program quickly.

Creating an Environment for Exchanging Ideas
How the physical space in a laboratory allowed for collaboration among colleagues.

Standing Out as a Woman
An alternative way to approach being the only woman in a given situation.

Stressors, Sex, and Sexism: A Wrongfully Assumed Affair
How to handle being accused of having an affair with the advisor.

Experience as an International Grad Student
Challenges of being international and female, particularly with regards to an academic career and the choice to have children.

We Were Not Always Best Friends
Emphasizes peer relationships and departmental climate.

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