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Imposter Syndrome: "You're Not Alone"

As my journey through graduate school progresses, I occasionally find myself wondering why I was admitted. Surely, there must have been a mistake, a system error, anything?! If you can relate to this sentiment, you're not alone.

Imposter Syndrome is the psychological phenomenon that allows you, a skilled and successful person, to feel inadequate. Many people experience Imposter Syndrome at some point in their lives (even if they have undeniable qualifications) because self-doubt is natural. However, this doubt can lead to stress, anxiety, and the fear of failure. It’s important to realize that you are deserving of your current position, and working through these feelings provide an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Felina Loya looks at camera. She is wearing a black shirt and has teal blue hair.
Felina Loya (she/her)
Ph.D. Student, Ralston Lab
Integrative Genetics and Genomics

Tips for You: How to Address Imposter Syndrome 


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