You've Made it to College... Now What? Navigating Academic Rigor and Staying Whole in the Process

Academic achievement has been critical to getting you here, but continuing to "doing more" isn't sustainable. So how do you find what fills you so you can lean in there? Come to learn one professor's journey navigating the ups and downs of the academy and life.

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Nancy Michael

Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Neuroscience & Behavior Major

College of Science

About the Lecturer

In her few years as faculty, Dr. Michael’s dedication to excellence, innovation in education and commitment to community wellness have earned her numerous teaching, advising and community awards. In partnership with multiple community organizations, Dr. Michael works to develop and implement NEAR (neuroscience, epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences, resilience) science approaches that aim to mitigate the impact of toxic stress on individuals and communities. Her research uses a community-based change theory model to work with community organizations in developing population specific NEAR-based strategies to support organizational and community efforts in becoming trauma-informed.

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