Kaelyn Grace Apple is a second year combined PhD student in the Department of History and African American Studies at Yale.  One of her passions is demystifying academia and providing access routes to higher education and, as part of this work, she launched her own You Tube channel TheRedHeadAcademic.

In this episode we Kaelyn shares her story – from not wanting to go to college at all to wanting to get on to a PhD programme!

She talks about how she found support on You Tube that helped her develop the skills she needed and believe that she was smart enough.

Kaelyn emphasizes the importance of trusting your gut and doing what works for you.

We also address what exactly it is that PhD researchers do all day!! 

You can find out more about Kaelyn and her work with Accepted Society here:  https://acceptedconsulting.com/

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