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Erika Camacho, PhD: We're Having a Baby

Challenges in confronting the advisor with news of pregnancy.

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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.

The Opportunity to be a Jack of All Trades
The opportunity for freedom, growth, and collaboration as a faculty member.

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.

Trade Offs and Choices
The tradeoffs and choices of graduate life.

Key Elements in Good Advising
The importance of being open and honest with your advisor.

Options for Support
Urges students to seek multiple campus resources for support.

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.

Persuading an Advisor
Suggestions for defining research.

Special Characteristics of Your Advisor and Struggling with Life Balance Issues
Advisor's experiences encourage well-informed career decis

Hearing from Students and Having an Impact
The importance of giving back to students and making an impact in their future education and career choices.

from Students and Having an Impact

Advisor Issues
How a positive advisor challenged his students to think for themselves.

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