Who am I?
I was a graduate student until very recently, the first one in my family. I consider myself lucky enough to have made it this far, mostly with the support of grants, fellowships, and scholarships. But not all of us get enough grants to cover our educational and living expenses and still have money to go to conferences.
The academic job market expects scholars to have wide networks and a good record of conference presentations. This expectation favors those who have tenured jobs, consistent incomes, or economic support from their schools or families.
This project is my attempt to make this economic injustice visible and find a sustainable solution.