As a #FirstGenInSTEM, Samantha has faced her fair share of struggles navigating the hidden curriculum. She is committed to lowering barriers to success for the next generation by creating free and honest resources about navigating higher ed.

Check out her blog posts below, and the Tips & Advice story highlight on her Instagram.

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10 tips for easier networking at scientific conferences

From what to wear to how to best stay in touch with new contacts, here are my top 10 tips for getting the most out of networking opportunities no matter the stage in your career or future goals. Sponsored by GIBCO.


Scientists gotta network too! The untaught skill that's crucial for your career

Some common myths and truths about networking as a training scientist, sponsored by GIBCO.

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Insider tips for becoming a PI

Summary of advice given during a talk by newly-hired faculty Dr. Hannes Röst at the University of Toronto.


How to get a research position as a U of T undergrad

I get asked question a lot from the students I teach at U of T, so decided to turn my reply emails into a mini guide.


Dear stressed out science student: here are the answers to your questions about #sciencelife

An academic listicle based on popular questions I receive on social media about becoming a scientist.

Back to school tips on Insta

#BackToSchool tips from someone finally throwing down their backpack after 2️⃣5️⃣ Septembers

Unconventionally honest back to school tips for September 2019, plus lots of community-sourced advice in the comments.