welcome to grad school femtoring

The Place for First-Gen Students of Color to Prepare for Grad School

Grad School Femtoring, LLC (GSF) is a podcast and academic coaching and consulting company aiming to demystify higher education, make academic knowledge accessible to wider audiences, and support first-generation students of color in reaching their academic and personal goals through a compassionate and social justice informed lens.


meet your Coach

Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu

Grad School Femtoring was founded by Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu. GSF offers weekly podcast episodes, individual and group academic coaching, as well as talks and workshops. Dra. Yvette is a first-gen disabled Chicana mother-scholar with over ten years of academic and professional experience coaching, advising, and femtoring undergraduates.


Interested in Working With Me?

I offer free and paid services for first-gen students of color and early career professionals in the form of my weekly podcast episodes, email newsletter, online grad school preparation course, academic coaching services, as well as virtual talks and workshops.


Grad Apps Demystified course

A step-by-step online course for first-gen students applying to grad school.


Coaching & Consulting

Helping individuals apply to grad school, graduate, and reach their academic and personal goals.


Workshops & talks

Available for 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 academic coach, consultant, and femtor— provides first-generation students of color 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 Students of Color!

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