What’s a Dissertation Committee?

Now that I am ABD (All But Dissertation), meaning that I have fulfilled all program requirements besides completion of the dissertation, I will be spending the majority of the remainder of my PhD program writing my dissertation and receiving feedback from my dissertation committee. The people on this committee can make or break your experience,…

Teaching as a PhD Student

This article is all about what it’s like to teach as a PhD student. Different programs have different requirements, but there are still some basic things that you need to know. My program requires that all doctoral students teach one class online as a Section Instructor and one class in person as the Instructor of…

The Model: A Portfolio

My brand is called KendallTheModelScholar, which speaks to the fact that I am one, a freelance, recreational model and pageant queen, and on the other hand a scholar, being a third year PhD student. This blog post is like a “portfolio” of some of the past modeling projects that I have been a part of…

The Title is About More Than the Crown

As you all know, I am the National Miss Captivating of the national Captivating Pageants! I am about a quarter way through my reign, and wanted to talk about some of the appearances I have made so far. While it is nice to have the sparkly crown and sash, the title is about way more…

Inspirational Black Women

Another Black History Month is upon us, and I wanted to take the time to acknowledge some of the Black women who give me inspiration and where I get motivation from. Take the time this month to thank the powerful Black women in your life. They really are warriors!    Serena Williams    I have…

Ways to Show Love

It’s Valentine’s Day, and while a lot of people are focused on how to show love to their significant others, or that person you have a crush on, I want to encourage you to show love to everyone that you come across today, because not everyone has a special someone! Here are some ways to…

2020: Show Up and Show Out

Believe it or not, we are beginning a new decade! As we reflect on the last decade, it’s time to think ahead to what we want to accomplish in 2020! This is the season to Show Up and Show Out in all that we do. If you have been following my blog, you know that…

The Ultimate Wedding Dress Guide

Recently, I went shopping for one of the most important dresses I will wear in my life- my wedding gown. It went very well and I am lucky to be able to say I found my dress in one appointment with time to spare! I tried on about six dresses but I actually found “the…

Guest Blogger: “I am so much more than my score”

I am so excited to invite my friend, Amber Spears, who I came to know through my fiancé during out time at the University of Michigan as a guest blogger! She is a dynamic woman with a great story and I hope you enjoy her piece… Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash I am so much more than…