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Studying Empathy in Grad School

Updated: Feb 20, 2021

Welcome Liesl! Liesl Krause is a current 2nd-year doctoral student at Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute studying STEM education.

Previously, she has obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and her Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

Liesl has been committed to outreach and student engagement from the start of her engineering journey in high school. Her own experiences in graduate school inspired her to study graduate student mental health as part of STEM education.

In her research, she found PhD Balance and decided to reach out and become a member of the online mental health community. She has been helping manage the PhD Balance Twitter, and is a wonderful member of our team!

Mental health is important to me because it's a critical part of our overall health. Being mentally healthy helps us to have healthy relationships, healthy bodies, and healthy emotions. Everyone deserves that and we need to let everyone know they deserve it. ~ Liesl Krause

In her spare time, Liesl enjoys taking dance classes, working out with friends, and is a part of two different book clubs. Liesl also enjoys her side job working for a local labradoodle breeder, just working with adorable puppies in the morning can give her the boost she needs to get through the workday!

Follow Liesl on Instagram and Twitter at @sourkrause94!


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