PhD Plus Stories

Stories highlighting professional development experience and leadership of PhD students and PhD alums in following categories:

  • PhD Plus grads: PhD students who completed PhD+ skills series
  • PhD Plus liaisons: PhD students who participated in PhD+ liaison program
  • PhD Plus interns: PhD students who participated in project based learning and internship program
  • PhD careers: alums in diverse careers

The stories also contain labels of related core modules. Therefore, you can filter stories either by above categories, and related core modules.

 

Natalia

Natalia Diaz Montenegro

Natalia is one of two PhD Plus Liaisons from Department of Chemical Engineering in 2020-2021.
Vi Tran

Thanh (Vi) Tran

Vi is one of two PhD Plus Liaison from Biomedical Engineering Department in 2020-2021.
Eniola

Eniola Afolayan

Eniola was a PhD Plus intern at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, a unit of the University’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in summer 2021
Caleb

Caleb Agnew

Human Capital Consulting with PhD in English

Caleb Agnew graduated with a PhD in English from University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences in December 2019. He currently works as a Human Capital consultant at Deloitte in Arlington, VA.
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Mary Elizabeth Allen

Mary was a PhD Plus Intern in Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Outreach at the University of Virginia in 2018-2019 under the mentorship of Louis P. Nelson, Vice Provost for Academic Outreach.
Merci Best

Merci Best

Merci N. Best is a fourth year PhD candidate in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology. Merci’s research focus is understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease.
Rachana Bhave

Rachana Bhave

Rachana Bhave is a 5th year PhD student under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Cox in the Department of Biology. She is a graduate of the PhD Plus Career Design course.
Venessa Bijak

Vanessa Bijak

Vanessa is a fourth-year PhD student in the Chemistry Department. She has participated in Career Design and Communicating Research modules of the PhD Plus program.
Christina Boltsi

Christina Boltsi

Christina was PhD Plus intern at the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence in fall of 2020 and spring of 2021, to support pedagogical development programs for graduate students, under the mentorship of Adriana Streifer, PhD.
Rebecca Bultman

Rebecca Bultman

Rebecca Bultman is a 7th year PhD Candidate in the Religious Studies department. She was an intern for the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service in the Demographic Research Group for the past year.
Diana Elizabeth Burden

Diana Elizabeth Burden

Diana is a rising 4th year PhD Student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. She is a graduate of both the Business in Society series and the Consulting series.
Jordan Buysse

Jordan Buysse 

Jordan is a PhD Plus intern at Gazelle International, a young nonprofit based in Guilford, CT, through Summer and Fall of 2019, and Spring of 2020 under the mentorship of Nancy L. Ruther, the Principal and Founder of Gazelle.
Clara Cho Wun Ma

Clara Cho Wun Ma

Clara is a fourth-year PhD student in the McIntire Department of Art.
Lucia Colombari

Lucia Colombari

Lucia is a third-year doctoral student in the McIntire Department of Art studying Art and Architectural History.
Neal Curtis

Neal D. Curtis

Neal is a 6th year PhD candidate in the English Department at the University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. His dissertation examines forgery's relationship to the development of bibliographical techniques of detection in the eighteenth century.
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Kenn Dela Cruz

Kenn is a graduate of the PhD plus Foundations series, having successfully completed the series in his first year of PhD training
Anna Drangowska-Way

Anna Drangowska-Way

A native of Poland, Anna is a 4th-year PhD student in the Biology Department.
Kelly Drews

Kelly Drews

From Biomedical PhD to Consulting

Kelly Drews graduated with a PhD in Experimental Pathology from University of Virginia’s School of Medicine in April 2019.
Sadegh Eghdami

Sadegh Eghdami

Sadegh is a 5th year PhD candidate in the Engineering Systems and Environment Department at the University's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Sadegh

Sadegh Eghdami

Sadegh was a PhD Plus intern in Center for Coastal Resources Management (CCRM) division of Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences’(VIMS) in Summer of 2020 under mentorship of Dr. Kirk J. Havens, as part of Environment Resilience Summer Internship program.