Sonali Majumdar, PhD leads the development and implementation of PhD Plus. She creates frameworks to advance the central goal of PhD Plus, develops partnerships to expand skills training and experiential learning programs, and formulates strategies of stakeholder engagement and communication. She serves as administrative team lead for the University’s participation in AAU PhD Education Initiative, a cohort of AAU affiliated universities working to make diverse careers within doctoral education more valued, visible, and viable.
Sonali lead development of Foundations series, Career Design and STEM Future Faculty core modules and serves as instructor of skills series related to these core modules. She manages the PhD Plus internship program. She also provides individual and group advising on career and professional development to all PhD students and Postdocs in STEM disciplines.
Prior to joining UVA, Sonali earned her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia and did postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she developed a passion for enhancing career-related training for graduate students and postdocs.
For inquiries regarding the PhD Plus initiative, please contact Dr. Sonali Majumdar