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Jennifer van Alstyne is a Peruvian-American poet and public relations consultant. She founded The Academic Designer, LLC to help academics, researchers, and writers control their online presence and share their work with the world.

She holds a B.A. from Monmouth University in English, and an M.F.A. from Naropa University in Writing & Poetics where she was the Jack Kerouac Fellow. Jennifer also holds an M.A. from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Literature and Cultural Studies where she was one of four master’s fellows and a finalist for the Outstanding Master’s Graduate Award.

Melanie Bruce of The Leveraged PhD Talks Instagram

Melanie Bruce wears many hats as a marketing professor and as an entrepreneur with multiple businesses. In the final academic interview of 2019, we chat about why that balance works well for Melanie, who says, "the research that I'm doing, the up-to-date knowledge that I'm gaining, that I'm keeping up-to-date from my academic position, that helps me be a better entrepreneur." We talk about social media, balancing academic life, and more.

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New to Social Media? Find Your Scholarly Network with These Tips

People tell you to join Twitter for the conversation, or connect on Facebook. Once you get there, what's the best way to ensure you have a good time?

Social media is a two-way street. It's important that you follow the right people to have a curated feed.

By following the right people, you take control of the types of content you are regularly exposed to. This is true for every platform.

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Gift Guide for Grad Students 2020

Graduate students need the holiday season to relax. It's important to practice self-care, and spend time with friends and family. But what do you buy them?

You want your grad student to have the gift they need this holiday season. You know them well, but do you know what they need for their grad school life?

My gift guide is here to help.

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