Episode 2.9 – Black and In Grad School: Interview with Allante Whitmore

September 22, 2020
Episode 2.9 – Black and In Grad School: Interview with Allante Whitmore
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Episode 2.9 – Black and In Grad School: Interview with Allante Whitmore
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We are delighted to bring the remarkable Allante Whitmore onto the show. The founder of Black and In Grad School (https://www.blkingradschool.com/), Allante, an Engineering PhD student at Carnegie Mellon, and proud HBCU alumna, shares with us her motivations for creating her podcast and website and annual summit helping Black grad students succeed in the academy. We talk time management, finding supporters, good boundaries, code switching, the all-important difference between rest and restorative practices, and how Allante finds grad school inspiration in rap. Kel and Karen just listen in awe.

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