The Podcast.

Before you start grad school, you more than likely don’t know what to expect. Or worst, think it’s simply an extension of undergrad. If you haven’t already started your journey *spoiler alert* that’s not the case. There are thousands of women and POC entering graduate school as the first in their family to attain that level of education. So there might be a few things going in we don’t know about.

So that’s was Blk + In Grad is —a story of figuring it out as it goes. 

The hope is that you can learn something through the story, other grad students’ stories and Black PhD holders in their early career.


Creator & Host, Allanté

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Hey! First things first, I’m a proud Detroit native! Left in 2007 to attend the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University to study Biological Engineering. It was there I discovered my love for research and chose to pursue a career in academia.

I went on to earn an M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I headed back to Detroit and led the McNair Scholars Program at Wayne State University for a couple years. My students graduated and went on to fully funded doctoral programs at University of Michigan, Princeton and Purdue University. I left in 2017 to pursue a joint Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

My research focuses on uncovering the environmental and social implications of autonomous vehicle technology.

When I’m not studying or podcasting you can find me traveling + catching up with my sistafriends, brunching or listening to podcasts.