Sep 17, 2014 | Testimonials

I am deeply grateful to SisterMentors for creating a wonderful cohort that helped me to complete my doctorate. As one of the few Tibetan women in the West, and the first in my family, to earn a doctorate, I am honored to have been a part of this wonderful program. I am most admiring of SisterMentors’ ability to connect women of color Ph.D.s to mentor girls of color from at-risk communities to realize their educational goals. It is a privilege to help empower these girls, many of whom I see as future leaders. Dr. Lewis’s passion for this work, her own background, and her vision are all a great inspiration to me and to other Ph.D.s who want to make a difference in the world.

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Judi Moore Latta, Ph.D.

I write this statement regarding SisterMentors from the vantage point of an original member of the program and one of the second set of graduates. In 1997 when I attended the first meeting, my situation was unique. Not only was I a graduate student enrolled in a...

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Randi Gray Kristensen, Ph.D.

I am delighted to write this letter on behalf of the SisterMentors Dissertation Support Groups for Women of Color ("SisterMentors"). Dr. Shireen Lewis' efforts, in founding and guiding the growth and development of an expanding circle of SisterMentors groups, reflect...

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Kangbai Konaté, Ph.D.

I am extremely pleased to write this letter about my experience with SisterMentors. I am very happy to say that in May 17, 2002, I successfully defended my dissertation, thus, becoming SisterMentors' fourteenth Ph.D. I was awarded my doctorate with highest honors in...

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