Graduate and Postdoctoral Success Blog

March 2021 GPS Career Story: Dr. Manuel Ramirez Garcia on Becoming a Data Scientist

Mar 5, 2021

March’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. Manuel Ramirez Garcia, who has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and has transitioned to a career as a contract data scientist, where he gets to analyze all the data he wants and also acts as both a scientist and an engineer. If you’d like to learn more about his data scientist job, the skills he needs to be successful, and his time as an Insight Data Fellow, join us Thursday, March 11 at 4 pm.

January 2021 GPS Career Story: Mr. Pete Echols from Southern Teachers Agency

Feb 9, 2021

February’s GPS Career Story will introduce Mr. Pete Echols at Southern Teachers Agency who is a School Agent and Placement Counselor. What that means for you is Mr. Echols helps teachers, including first-time teachers, find teaching jobs. At his Career Story, Pete will describe his career path that initiated with Music Education, brought in a variety of teaching opportunities and relies on his skills for interviewing others. Importantly, Mr. Echols will share some of the best resumes he’s encountered to inspired you to update your resume. This session has been rescheduled to take place Tuesday, April 13 from 3pm – 4pm.

January 2021 GPS Career Story: Dr. E'Lissa Flores from the Health and Environmental Science Institute (HESI) in Washington, D.C.

Jan 20, 2021

January’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. E'lissa Flores, who has a Ph.D. in Translational Biomedical Sciences from University of Rochester and is currently a Scientific Program Manager at HESI, a nonprofit institution whose mission is to engage academia, government & industry scientists to identify & resolve global health & environmental issues.

November 2020 GPS Career Story: Dr. Julia Kent from Literature Graduate Student to leader at Council of Graduate Schools

Nov 9, 2020

November’s GPS Career Story will introduce Dr. Julia Kent, who has a Ph.D. in British Literature from Johns Hopkins and an MA in French literature from the University of Paris VII, and is currently the vice president of Best Practices and Strategic Initiatives at the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Dr. Kent has conducted research on a broad range of topics in graduate education, including Ph.D. career pathways, diversity issues, and the preparation of future faculty. Learn how Dr. Kent shaped her path from literature graduate student to Assistant Professor in Beirut to a leader who shapes graduate education.

October 2020 GPS Career Story: A Working Graduate Student's Quest for Diversity and Humanities Without Walls

Oct 20, 2020

October’s GPS Career Story will introduce Ms. Margaret (Maggie) Nettesheim-Hoffman who is working on her Ph.D. in American History at Marquette University and also working as Director of Marquette’s Career Diversity Initiative. Maggie’s current scholarly work explores the development of philanthropic foundations and political conversations impacting the construction of nonprofit sector policy in Wisconsin. She is also the Associate Director of Career Diversity with Humanities Without Walls and can describe how time spent as a Fellow at Humanities Without Walls helped to shape her career path.

September 2020 GPS Career Story: Education and Equity Champion Joins Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sep 9, 2020

September's GPS Career Story will introduce Sara Garcia, born and raised in Texas, and has a passion for issues of race and equity and the role of public policy in creating a more equitable education system.

August 2020 GPS Career Story: Founder of CivTechSA

Aug 21, 2020

August’s GPS Career Story will introduce Kate Kinnison, who has a Master’s in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin. She will share her career story and describe her time with The Texas House of Representatives, The Artist Foundation in San Antonio, founding CivTechSA, and her day-to-day work with the City of San Antonio.

Graduate Student Highlight: NSF Fellowship Recipient pursues PhD at UTSA to preserve Amazonian culture

Aug 17, 2020

Hugo Lucitante is a member of the indigenous Cofán people, a small Amazonian nation afflicted by colonization, deforestation, and pollution from the oil industry. At just 10 years old, he was given the opportunity to pursue a western education and become an advocate for his people. Now, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, he continues his education and research as an Anthropology doctoral candidate at UTSA. Lucitante brings a unique perspective to the Anthropology field and aims to support his people in their fight for cultural survival.

July 2020 GPS Career Story: Environmental Social Scientist at the Field Museum in Chicago

Jul 10, 2020

July’s GPS Career Story introduces Dr. Chris Jarrett, who received his PhD at UTSA in Anthropology and was scooped up by the Field Museum in 2019 as their resident Cultural Anthropologist and Environmental Social Scientist.

June 2020 GPS Career Story: From AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow to Assistant Vice Provost

Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Shannon Heuberger received her PhD in entomology and worked with a United States Senator, developing her passion for all things policy. She is now the Assistant Vice Provost at UTSA and is ready to share her story with you Learn about the experiences that shaped her future and be inspired to take control of your own.