Many of my academic pursuits and interests stem from the process of getting a PhD in Sociology. The multi-year experience of grad school cultivated my internal sense of drive, discipline, and problem-solving. And the discipline of Sociology sharpened the way I interacted with the world.
Studying at the doctoral level was always about more than getting some letters after my name. Ultimately, I wanted to be a deeper thinker, and wanted Sociology to be my compass in that pursuit. Sociology forced new questions, foisted me into a realm where everything could be unpacked, expanded, examined in detail, and extrapolated into larger implications. Because Sociology is the study of people and power, it made me at once a more critical and empathetic person.