About Abigail Turner
PhD student in Educational Psychology.
Posts by Abigail Turner:
Devora Geller received her PhD in musicology from the Graduate Center. She is the Digital Preservation Manager at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.
Allannah Karas earned her PhD in Classics from the Graduate Center. She is an Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University in Indiana. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Allannah talks about her position at Valparaiso and the benefits of working in a small private university. She also lays out some of her strategies from the job search and her tips for networking as a new junior faculty member.
Elida Jbeili earned her Masters in Middle Eastern Studies from the Graduate Center. She is Director of Communications and Media at Lebanese American University for North America. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Elida talks about the various benefits of working in a nonprofit and how her career has developed as she's moved between different organizations.
Astrid Rodriguez earned her PhD in educational psychology from the Graduate Center. She currently works at NYU managing Student Success initiatives in Enrollment Management. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Astrid talks about the importance of enrollment management efforts in pursuing universities' missions. She also discusses how an administrative position in higher education can be rewarding for graduates who want to have a positive impact on students' lives.
Carolyn Neuhaus is a research scholar at the Hastings Center, the oldest independent, nonpartisan, interdisciplinary research institute in the world. She earned her PhD in Philosophy from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Carolyn talks about the journey through her PhD program, the opportunities that were most beneficial to her career development, and the beginnings of her career in bioethics research.
Chris Meatto is an alumnus of the Graduate Center's MALS program. His concentration was digital humanities with a focus in history. He teaches history and global studies at Greens Farms Academy, an independent school in Connecticut. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Chris sheds light on the hiring process of independent schools and explains what he enjoys most about developing curriculum, working with teenagers, and collaborating with fellow teachers.
Rocio Raña earned her PhD in Linguistics from the Graduate Center. She runs Langalo, a translation business in New York City. She also works on different research projects, publishes, and continues to teach.
Rob Silva is a Senior Medical Director- Neurology at Ipsen Pharmaceuticals. He earned his PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Rob talks about how to sell your graduate school experience and research skills to a hiring manager in the pharmaceutical industry. He also discusses the importance of informational interviews and preparing for your job search while you're still in school.
Jeff Diamant is Senior Writer and Editor at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. He received his PhD in History from the Graduate Center in 2016. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Jeff talks with us about the academic and journalistic environment at Pew, and the most helpful skills he learned while at the Graduate Center.
Ben Zweig and Jonathan DeBusk are alumni of the Graduate Center's PhD Programs in Economics and Sociology, respectively. Both now work at IBM. Ben is a managing data scientist, and Jonathan is a senior managing strategy consultant. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Ben and Jonathan explain what their jobs look like on a typical work week. They also give practical advice to those who are considering using their data skills in a corporate environment.
Vanessa Burrows is a historian at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She is a graduate of the Graduate Center's PhD Program in History. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Vanessa discusses her job search process, the skills she uses in her work, and the rewards of being a civil servant. Vanessa found her experience conducting research with federal records in the National Archives and the Library of Congress to be a critical qualification for her current position, and that work afforded skills and familiarity with records that she now calls on frequently in her daily work.
Cait Field is the Freshkills Park Manager for Science and Research Development within the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. She graduated from the Psychology PhD Program at the Graduate Center with a concentration in Behavioral Neurobiology. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Cait tells us about getting her job while finishing the dissertation, working with researchers in the city government, and the lessons she's learned from transferring her skills to her new career.
Susan Tsang is an AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) policy fellow placed in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is a graduate of the Biology PhD Program at the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Susan tells us about the specifics of applying to the AAAS fellowship and what it's like working as a scientist on policy for the federal government.
Jessica Sperling is Manager of Evaluation & Engagement at Duke's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and the Education and Human Development Incubator (EHDi). She received her PhD in Sociology from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Jessica shares her advice for entering into the world of evaluation. She also shares her experiences with the academic versus non-academic job market.
Andy Bast is an Associate Producer for 60 Minutes at CBS. He earned his Masters of Arts degree in Political Science in 2009 from the Graduate Center. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Andy talks with us about how he landed his job and how his time at the Graduate Center helped his career. He also offers some advice on how to leverage skills from graduate school in a competitive market.
Brea Tremblay graduated from the Graduate Center's Masters of Liberal Studies program with a concentration in international affairs. She has worked as a writer and editor at multiple media companies and now she handles content strategy at Viacom. In this episode of Alumni Aloud, Brea talks with us about her own journey and gives advice for graduate students thinking about careers in media.
Alumni Aloud is made by Graduate Center students for Graduate Center students. Each episode features a personal interview with a GC alum in which they talk about their journey from the Graduate Center to their current career.