welcome to grad school femtoring

The Place for First-Gen BIPOCs to Prepare for Grad School and Beyond

Grad School Femtoring, LLC (GSF) is a podcast and coaching and consulting company led by Doctora Yvette Martinez-Vu aiming to demystify higher education, foster personal growth and sustainable productivity, and support first-generation Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in reaching their academic and personal goals through a compassionate and social justice informed lens.

My book, Is Grad School For Me?: Demystifying the Application Process for First-Gen BIPOC Students, is officially out! Order today to get a free bonus by clicking the button below. 

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meet your Coach

Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu

Grad School Femtoring was founded by Doctora Yvette Martínez-Vu. GSF offers weekly podcast episodes, grad school and productivity coaching and consulting, as well as talks and workshops. Dra. Yvette is a first-gen disabled Chicana mother-scholar with thirteen years of academic and professional experience coaching, consulting, and femtoring undergraduates.


Interested in Working With Me?

I offer first-gen BIPOC students and professionals with tailored grad school and productivity coaching and consulting programs as well as speaking engagements to foster personal growth and sustainable productivity. Our services address challenges that first-gen BIPOCs experience through coaching sessions, workshops, curriculum, and resources that cover values exploration, strengths assessments, time and energy assessments, application essay support, and self and community care. By equipping first-gen BIPOCs with insider knowledge and personalized tools, we help them to empower themselves to thrive academically and personally.


The GSF Academy

Learn the fundamentals of personal development and sustainable productivity


1:1 or Group Coaching and consulting

Helping those pursuing higher ed to achieve their academic and personal goals.


Workshops & talks

Speaking engagements on grad school, sustainable productivity, and personal development.

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The Grad School Femtoring Podcast

Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu— a Chicana grad school and productivity coach and femtor— provides first-generation BIPOCs folks with knowledge about academia to help them prepare for graduate school and beyond.

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Grad School Femtoring Resource Kit

To get started and learn more, you can download a free copy of my 15-page Grad School Femtoring Resource Kit for first-gen BIPOC folks!

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