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camice, thanks so much for sharing your story. Even though your PhD is still in progress, it’s very inspiring to hear how much you’ve accomplished both in academics and in advocacy!

I’ve decided not to pursue conventional tenure-track academia but I’m very interested in figuring out how I can best advocate–whether to pursue a profession in coaching or consulting, to simply be here informally as a friend and ally, or something in between (or completely different). I’d love to talk about ideas for advocacy beyond simply advocating for oneself.

For me the first place to aim is awareness. I never really thought about myself and AD/HD because I was getting good grades, then in my professional life I thought I was just getting bored and doing normal career searching.