I’m a Dr – PhD (Almost!) Graduation

Hey loves!
Sorry for the lack of posts this month but I am back! I’ve been so crazy busy with the end of TAing (finally finished grading and entered in my grades!), graduation, family visiting, doing research, and getting ready for an international conference that I’m leaving for tomorrow!
I’m so excited for the conference, I get to finally meet the experts in my field that I read their research papers all the time, and I get to be in an amazing location (secret right now, check my instagram for the reveal!!) , and I am traveling also afterwards (again, check my instagram to figure out where I’m going!).
My parents came for graduation, and I found out I won a dissertation research award at graduation, and I also won the dissertation year fellowship, which will give me funding for the next year if I choose to stay longer…. so I am “graduated” but not done completely yet!
Graduation was a great day, it was cloudy so I was worried it would rain, but it ended up being perfect weather and great lighting for photos. I expected to be more emotional about graduation but I think because I’m not technically 100% done, I was just plain happy to be celebrated. Such a wonderful and happy milestone, so much hard work and tears.

Getting hooded!

With my Thesis Advisor!

With my parents! 

With my boyfriend!

With Megan, one of my best friends in grad school!

With Nicole, another one of my great friends in LA

I’ll be back with another post next week, and of course more outfits and photos from when I’m traveling! Be sure to follow along on instagram and snapchat where I will be posting during my trip.

How have you been?

Sorry I haven’t been visiting your blogs, but I will have more time now, so leave your links and I’ll check it out!

Have a wonderful weekend!





  1. June 17, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I am so proud of you Andrea! I know the work you put in. I knew you could do it. All of that hard work is going to pay off now. You looked lovely in your cap & gown. What a glorious day 😀 Hooray! I swear you and your mom could be sisters! She had a little me! I know they're proud.

  2. June 17, 2016 / 11:54 pm

    Wow that's fantastic, congratulations! You can be proud of yourself and I'm sure your parent are, too!

    Bella Pummarola

  3. June 23, 2016 / 6:34 pm

    Don't worry about visiting blogs, the international conference is more important! Although I am not on Instagram, I went there to see the secret location 🙂 Eager to read your post when you are back! And by the way, congratulations for the graduation and the award, also the funding! That is all so exciting, so good that your parents were there, and your boyfriend and you all took great pictures! Waiting for the next news now! Enjoy the weekend, dear Andrea!

  4. July 6, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Huge congratulations once again! You're totally rocking the graduation gown and mushroom hat in true PhD Fashionista style 😉 Glad you had a gorgeous day celebrating this huge achievement and best of luck for your exciting next steps! I'm currently in the lab until midnight tonight and this is giving me the motivation to carry on so I can graduate too! Loving your instagram travels, hope you're having an amazing time!
    Sophie xx

  5. July 21, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    How amazing Andrea! what a milestone indeed – hard work pays off! ever since following your blog I have been enjoying you sharing your journey and I feel genuinely happy for you! your family, friend and boyfriend all seem like lovely people btw 😉

    Have a great Friday!
    ♥ Josune @ Your Beauty Script


  6. September 22, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Congratulations Andrea, I know about one great service, you can share with your friend because this is the best place to buy term papers online sure it will be useful for them. Good luck.

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