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Doctoral Peer Mentor Biographies:
Megan Bledsoe, MS

About Me

Current Walden Program: PhD in Public Health focusing on Community Education

Education: MS in Clinical Research Administration, BA in Biology

Location: Missouri (Central Time Zone)

Research Interests: Community research participation; rural research participation; studies involving vaccines, infectious diseases, and community outreach.

Hobbies and Interests: "I have four dogs, who keep me pretty busy. I’m part of a research organization for the Kansas City area. Whenever I do have free time I like to go see movies (especially Marvel) or read."

My Advice for a new Walden student


 Make sure you don’t get bogged down in the workload. You need to maintain a work/life balance in order to stay sane!

My Doctoral Journey

Why did you choose Walden University?

I began my Master’s at Walden and loved the convenience of doing it online so I wanted to continue that and complete my education.

What have you learned about yourself so far in your doctoral journey?

I am very disciplined when I have concrete deadlines… doing my prospectus, I don’t have concrete deadlines made by an educator so I have to really focus on my own deadlines and sticking to it.

Learn more about my doctoral journey

 Doctoral Peer Mentor Megan Bledsoe Offers Advice for Incoming WaldenU Doctoral Students (Podcast)

  Doctoral Peer Mentor Megan Bledsoe Talks About Her Experience in Graduate Writing II (Podcast)

​PodToon: Megan Bledose on the Doctoral Writing Assessment (YouTube)

​PodToon: Megan Bledsoe on Graduate Writing II (YouTube)

My Walden Residencies

Where did you attend your first residency?

Atlanta Georgia (The ATL!!!)

What did you find most valuable about residency?

The residencies always remind me of the great resources I have at my fingertips (such as the amazing library and our wonderful librarians!!).

How did you network at your residency?  

I always try to sit at different tables during the breakout groups. Also, if I have collaborated with colleagues in the past on team assignments, I reach out to them to see if they are going to be at the residency so we can meet in person.

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