Welcome to The PhDream

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to find a career path that I truly enjoy and will allow me to make my mark in the world. Currently, I am in my second year of my PhD program at Wayne State University where I am studying health and social psychology with a […]

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Find out how to share your story here!

Hi there! Welcome to the Feature Friday page: a platform for people in the community to share their personal experiences and thoughts on topics. The purpose of this movement is to encourage people to step outside your comfort zone. If you are interested, please fill out this form! How it all began: I started a […]

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1.12.18 Feature Friday: SAAN Conference – Brown in Detroit

If you are interested in writing a Feature Friday post, don’t hesitate to email zuni@thephdream.com or just fill out this form!   Hi everyone, Zuni here speaking on behalf of Brown in Detroit! I wanted to take this Feature Friday to showcase an organization that is close to my heart and about a conference that helped […]

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December Sephora PlayBox

Yeah… so this is a little overdue but better late than never! Here is what I got in my box: IT COSMETICS: confidence in a a cream transforming moisturizing super cream   SMASHBOX: cover shot eye shadow duo in golden hour TOO FACED: better than sex mascara   BUMBLE AND BUMBLE: thickening volum hairspray   […]

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1.5.18 Feature Friday: My Light, My Flight – Khaled Almadhoun

Med school. It’s the path I chose over engineering, business, law, journalism, and even being a pilot. Why medicine? Well. I really don’t have a good answer for you. I can give you the cliché answer of serving the community. In reality, one day I got a C in a basic engineering class, called my […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Chunk Cookies

  The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year, because it gives me an excuse to do more baking!! This post is going to use the seasonal flavor of peppermint with the classic pairing of chocolate. Basically, what had happened was… I was doing groceries and came across this misplaced bag […]

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12.29.17 Feature Friday: Dear Dad – Ibraheem Nadeem

Dear Dad, I miss you. Musa, Abdullah, Maria, and Mom all miss you. We miss you a lot, Dad. There isn’t a day that goes by without thinking about you. “What if my Dad was here…?” “What would Dad do in this situation?” ”If Dad was here, then things would be so much easier.”  The […]

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December Ipsy Bag

December Ipsy bag!!! yeee. I used these products when getting ready for a wedding. Here they are: TRÈSTIQUE Mini Brow Pencil in Americano I still prefer my Brow Art powder to fill in my eyebrows but that is just because I think I’m used to that This is definitely more natural looking – it makes […]

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12.22.17 Feature Friday: The untold about caretaking – Alina Agha

It was exactly a year ago where I wandered the halls of the vacant MSU psychology building, looking for flyers of job postings. One flyer in particular caught my eye, it was for working with Maya, a cognitively impaired teen with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). The job required me to play with her, feed her, […]

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12.15.17 Feature Friday: Learning to swim – Mariam Khan

I’m going to be a hundred percent honest right now, I’m very nervous to share such a deep part of my life on a very public platform. I have made many unsuccessful attempts and have contemplated backing out many times, but then I thought about the feelings I went through, and how if I would […]

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November Ipsy Bag Review

Hi everyone! I am going to start reviewing some products I have received in my subscription boxes. I typically post the photo on my Instagram and will review them on my insta story so here is the first official one I did! Makeup Monday ! When you feel like crap but at least you can […]

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