Kristal McGregor: Finding Your Peace
“I worked five years on this PhD…. I refuse to let COVID-19 come in and steal that peace of this celebration and that major accomplishment.”
This episode of Strength in the Midst of the Pandemic features Kristal McGregor, PhD Student at the U-M School of Kinesiology. Kristal shares insights about finishing her PhD dissertation and being in the first year of guardianship of her nephew during COVID-19. Make sure to listen to the end to hear how she found peace with the fact that COVID-19 might have taken her commencement ceremony but she is still now Dr. Kristal McGregor. As a result of this podcast, and the hard work of Dr. Debbie Willis (Rackham), Kristal virtually celebrated her degree completion with family and friends on May 2, 2020.
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.
The University of Michigan Class of 2020 Commencement Site
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