Why it’s So Hard to Leave Academia

An online workshop designed as a starting place for anyone thinking of leaving the academy.


Office Hours

Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who is really listening about your choice to leave academia or your research challenges.

I’m opening up a limited number of office hour slots for anyone looking for generous listening and supportive feedback.



My doctor and I talked together for a StoryCorps project in collaboration with OHSU. Here’s part of our conversation. You can also read the nonfiction essay I mention.


I create workshops, up skill teams on research skills and coach researchers who need support.


I give talks and facilitate seminars on ethnographic skills, sustainability, and post-academic life. 


An online community of recovering academics. We provide peer support and resources for female-identified folks who have left the academy. 


I work with an incredible group of social scientists, designers and healers to conduct professional development workshops.


At rOpenSci Unconference, I joined a team working on a the prototype for a lightweight qualitative coding package called qcoder

Send email to my first name at my last name dot com.

Photo Credits: Photo by Wolfgang Lutz on Unsplash, Photo by Jia Ye on Unsplash, Story Corps/OHSU, Photo by Kimberly Farmer on Unsplash, Portland Story Theater, Ionel C - Goddess Athena, Quinn Dombrowski - IB English