Sonia Delphin-Pérez may be a first-year doctoral student and University Fellow, but she joins the Natural Resources and the Environmental graduate program with a wealth of experience in field work, education, and advocacy. After years of conservation efforts with the World Wildlife Fund, she is expanding her expertise to include social and economic factors in preserving the natural world.
Nationally, roughly 13% of graduate and professional students are parents. Student parents are more likely to take a break during their path to degree, as well as more likely to leave their program without completing their degree. GPSC and Campus Rec recently hosted a focus group of graduate students who are parents in order to find out more about the unique challenges this demographic faces, and how to improve support systems for them on campus.