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Ashley Kalinski: Letting Go of Control

“I am hoping that the little loss of control I have experienced will help me be a more flexible person in the future.”

This episode of Strength in the Midst of the Pandemic features Ashley Kalinski, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the U-M School of Medicine’s Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. Ashley shares her insights about being a postdoctoral fellow and a parent to two small children while working from home during COVID-19. Make sure to listen to the end to hear how she is reframing her desire to be in control and allowing the joy of the little unplanned moments with her family to bring her joy.

Resiliency is best demonstrated in times of challenges. Join CEW+ Director Tiffany Marra as she talks to students, staff, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Michigan’s Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) in this new podcast, Strength in the Midst of the Pandemic. Through this podcast, CEW+ seeks to create a safe place where you will be inspired by the stories of everyday people as they adjust to the challenges resulting from COVID-19.

Resource links:

  • Read Ashley’s piece, “Tackling self-doubt and toddlers as a post-doc working at home” by clicking here to visit the U-M Association for Women in Science: Our stories project
  • U-M Postdoctoral Association website
  • Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo – Just Keep Swimming