Episode 131: How to manage your mental health in STEM

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SPECIAL From being diagnosed with Bipolar disorder to successfully defending her thesis during a global pandemic, Kimberly Fiock (Feeock) has set an example for what’s possible when you find ways to manage your mental health. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology from UT Dallas and a Master of Science in Pathology from the University of Iowa. She is currently pursing PhD in Experimental Pathology at the University of Iowa. She works as a graduate assistant for the Iowa NeuroBank Core, a brain tissue and stem cell repository at the University of Iowa. She also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, where she advocates and supports abused and neglected children as they navigate the foster care system.  She runs an interesting IG account called thepathphd to talk all things pathology and mental health.  In this episode, we will discuss Kimberly’s STEM story and how she thinks we can improve and manage our mental health in STEM.

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