I started contracting as a dissertation editor in 2012 after discovering cubicle life just wasn’t for me. From there, I quickly recognized a growing need for experts equipped to help doctoral students (especially those in online programs) navigate the dissertation process. I slowly began assisting students through different phases of their dissertations and had four clients call me their “dissertation angel” in the same week. From there, Dissertation Angels was born.
I am passionate about helping my clients finish their doctoral degrees, and I’m particularly drawn to helping students who have found themselves stuck in the process because of issues with their chairs, committee members, or schools. In the last few years, I’ve noticed an increasing trend in strategies employed by schools, which appear to intentionally delay students from finishing. I’ve now been working with these schools and programs long enough to recognize the antics and help my clients employ immediate strategies to put an end to them. Ivory Tower politics and business strategies should not delay your progress. And if it is, I’d love to hear from you so we can stop the madness.
Other than serving as a fierce advocate for my clients, I am an expert at all phases of the dissertation process. There’s a formula to dissertations — I’ve cracked the code, which means I’m able to help my clients complete their journeys in a fraction of the time typically required. My goal is always to help my clients produce strong dissertations in as little time as possible.
In terms of my personal background, I’ve long been a seeker of adventure. Several years before I bicycled the transamerica, I worked as a mermaid at Weeki Wachee Springs. I’ve driven back and forth across the country a number of times, floating from one city to the next to explore new places. I love to travel out west in my fifth wheel, exploring the hidden nooks and crannies of the country with my dogs, Lola and Lucy. I’m always aiming to prove something new to myself, to see what I’m made of. To borrow from the words of Thoreau, I want to suck the marrow out of life. I maintain two blogs that document my travels (The Highway and I) and musings on life and society in today’s world (The Bachelorette Diaries).
As a cyclist, I’ve ridden all over the country, participated in more century bike events than I can count, been clipped by cars, tumbled by paceline accidents, chased by dogs, and t-boned by an F-150. I own four bikes, including my first road bike (which has over 50,000 miles on it). I’ve climbed to the top of Trail Ridge Road (the highest continuous highway in the U.S.), three times. I’ve explored 30 states from the saddle of my bike. I also completed the 4,200 mile transam bike ride and have I’ve bagged 10 of Colorado’s 14k peaks.
And I’m just getting started 😉
My hunger for life and upbeat attitude comes through in my business. I aim to have fun, uplifting relationships with my clients. Life (and academia, especially) is serious enough. Together, we can make anything exciting and enjoyable — even writing a dissertation!