Latina PhDing Blog

This blog is written by Stephanie Taboada, a First-Generation, Latina Chemical Engineering Ph.D. candidate. The blog covers STEM topics related to education, careers, and lifestyle. The intended audience is Hispanic students and current professionals.

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."

STEM Careers

I graduated in STEM. Now What?

This blog post summarizes the differences in responsibilities for faculty members when considering research vs. teaching institutions.

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STEM Lifestyle

Advice for Goal-Setting

This blog post provides advice on goal-setting based on my experience and research. I discuss software platforms, mindset, and other topics.

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Undergraduate STEM Degree
STEM Education

How to Pay for Your Undergraduate Degree in STEM?

The number one reason Hispanics do not complete their bachelor’s degree is a lack of financial resources. This blog post discusses the many ways to finance your education, utilizing federal financial aid, scholarships, employer-based tuition reimbursement, and tuition-free community colleges.

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STEM Education

Reasons for Hispanics to pursue a STEM Degree

Data shows science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees are the most beneficial for Hispanics to pursue because STEM degrees pay more than non-STEM degrees. STEM degrees also have the potential to close the income inequality gap for Hispanics. Other benefits include career flexibility, job stability, better benefits, and strong industry growth.

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Education and Hispanics
STEM Education

Reasons for Hispanics to pursue a Degree

This post summarizes the main reasons why Hispanics should pursue a degree. These reasons include access to exclusive job opportunities, higher-income, improved quality of life, and networking.

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Hispanics performing academically
STEM Education

What is the Academic Performance of Hispanic Students?

For my first blog post I wanted to provide an overview of the academic performance of Hispanics by utilizing educational attainment data. The results show Hispanics have historically been underperforming academically and continue to underperform, predominantly due to living in underfunded neighborhoods with poor access to jobs.

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