145: Taking a Leave of Absence as a Survivor in Grad School with Ana Ramirez
This week our special guest is Ana Ramirez who discusses the topic of taking a leave of absence as a survivor in grad school.
Ana is a socio-cultural anthropology PhD student at UNC Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on Indigenous women, gender-based violence, trauma, community and families, and healing. Currently, she’s taking a leave of absence, exploring different career paths, and hiking with friends and family.
In this episode we discuss:
– What is a leave of absence and some reasons why students may choose to take one
– Her experience as a survivor of sexual assault and how she planned for her leave of absence
– The costs and benefits of taking a leave in grad school
– And advice to any student considering taking time off, a pause, or leave in their studies
You can connect with Ana on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anayramirez/
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