Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Gertrude Nonterah and I started The Bold PhD to help PhD-holders land fulfilling non-academic jobs.

I graduated with my Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2015. After losing my postdoctoral research position in 2018 due to funding cuts, I tried to get another job in academia.

I applied. And applied. And was rewarded with the sound of crickets. The memories send shivers down my spine.

And so I decided to apply for jobs outside academia.

Making this switch was frustrating, to say the least, because of what I did not know. When I finally made a transition into a non-academic role in 2021, I decided to share the lessons I’d learned on that torturous journey and The Bold PhD was born.

In the video below, I share more of my frustrations with academia and why I left.

Nowadays, I happily work as a medical communications professional and run The Bold PhD.

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking at several universities including Oxford University, Johns Hopkins University, Brandeis University, University of Southern California, and Temple University.

I’ve also had the privilege of being featured as a guest on The Papa PhD Podcast, Personal Finance for PhDs, and The Self-Compassionate Professor.

But that’s enough about me. Let’s talk about you!

How do you get started around here? Glad you asked!

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