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Brittany Uhlorn, PhD
Dr. Brittany Uhlorn (she/her) is a scientist, science communicator, yoga instructor, and mental health advocate who is passionate about empowering others with knowledge that will support their minds, bodies and souls. She graduated with a doctorate in cancer biology and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of Arizona in 2020. After spending two years away from the bench translating her skills as a science communicator for UArizona, she currently works as a scientist at BioAgilytix in Durham, N.C. Durham County sits on land that historically belonged to the Eno, Tuscarora and Occcaneechi peoples, among others. Dr. Uhlorn has also taught yoga for an essential oils company based in Indiana and UArizona students. Since joining PhD Balance in March 2020 and initiating the Stronger Together series, she has transitioned to a role as the Speaking Team lead. In her spare time, Dr. Uhlorn enjoys hiking with her husband, snuggling her kitty, and exploring the world through her baby boy's eyes!
I like all the provided suggestions by Dr. Uhlorn, more specifically regarding an interactive presence on Twitter.
One of the most amazing speakers I have encountered.
-University of California, Davis Networking on Social Media Panel
Our graduate students greatly enjoyed this session, which is impressive considering the challenges of delivering engaging presentations over Zoom!
Students appreciated the presenter's willingness to share personal stories. I appreciated the effective balance between validating challenges (because we so often feel we are the 'only ones' experiencing this challenges) with constructive solutions (and there is something you can do!). The presenter kept the session engaging and productive by embedding thoughtful, reflective exercises throughout.
We would be delighted to host PhD Balance again in the future!
Mental Health and Resiliency During a Crisis Seminar
This is exactly what we were looking for...Brittany was amazing.
I felt Brittany provided us with great tools and excellent insight to start talking about mental health in grad school. The way she shared some of her own mental health journey made the workshop easier to participate and talk to each other.
Mental Well-Being Workshop