Julea Vlassakis, mentorship expert and Bioengineering PhD Candidate, joins Kayla and Sally to talk mentoring in academia and beyond. Lean how to establish productive mentor/mentee relationships and cultivate the next generation of scientists - yourself included! Beginning mentees and seasoned mentors alike will learn something new from Julea's wisdom. Discover strategies for breaking out of the cycle of mediocre mentorship, how to deal with underperforming mentees, tips for cultivating a community of mentors within your field, and how to get a mentor to step up for your career goals. Stay tuned to the end for Julea's list of mentor and mentee responsibilities - supported by peer-reviewed literature, of course! Fam, this is next-level mentorship.
Spoiler alert: Mentor/Mentee Responsibility Number Zero is "Establish clear goals and expectations!"
Julea's work in the Herr Lab at UC Berkeley
Profile of Julea's research in honor of her winning Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening graduate fellowship
"Getting Mentored in Graduate School," recommended book by Johnson and Huwe
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Thanks again to University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioengineering for making this episode possible!