Shannon was a professional promoting social justice issues in North America. A colleague encouraged her to apply for a scholarship in Europe since it would develop her expertise. The scholarship was awarded, so she left her close-knit family intent on doing professional work in the same vein when she graduated. She joined the UK study in her third year and was 25 when she graduated.
What struck us about Shannon’s story was:
Work-life balance and impact of re-locating.
Managing work in post-PhD work and developing new skills.
Wanted professional role but postponed career thinking until finished degree and work environment untenable in first post-PhD position, so sought other position.