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 empower first-gen students of color in their pursuit of higher education through writing, organization, and compassion.  


meet your Coach

Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu

Grad School Femtoring was founded by Dra. Yvette Martinez-Vu. GSF offers weekly podcast episodes, individual and group academic coaching, as well as talks and workshops. Dra. Yvette Martínez-Vu is a first-gen 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 in the form of my weekly podcast episodes, online grad school preparation courses, grad application digital downloads, academic coaching, and virtual workshops.


Grad Apps Demystified course

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


Coaching & Consulting

Helping individuals apply to and graduate from top master’s and PhD programs.


Workshops & talks

Available for keynotes, panels, workshops, and talks related to grad school and career prep

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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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