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Doctoral Peer Mentor Biographies:
Rachel De Los Reyes, MS

About Me

Current Walden Program: PhD in Higher Education Leadership & Policy

Education: MS Higher Education, BA Psychology emphasis in Developmental Psychology 

Location: California (Pacific Time Zone)

Research Interests: Early Intervention Advising; STEM Education; imposter syndrome; growth mindset

Hobbies and Interests: Reading mystery novels, Muay Thai kickboxing, spending time with my two daughters, everything Disney, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Marvel.

My Advice for a New Walden Student

 Believe in yourself and your journey! Doctorate programs are meant to be challenging, if it was easy, everyone would have a PhD.

"It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

My Doctoral Journey

Why did you choose Walden University?

I chose Walden University because the higher education program and curriculum provided the flexibility I needed for being a single-mom who works a full-time job. 

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

Finding support in your journey makes all the difference. 

Learn more about my doctoral journey

5 Reasons to go International for Your Residencies (Blog)

 Rachel's Time Management Story (YouTube) 

My Walden Residencies

Where did you attend your first residency?

National Harbor, Maryland.

What did you find most valuable about residency?

Being able to find my network of support and connect with other Walden students and faculty across the globe. I love attending international residencies because of the intimate setting and the opportunity to explore a new country and meet international-based students. 

How did you network at your residency?

I met students during my program session and we would stick together in the residency cohort session. In my last residency in Amsterdam, I worked with our core faculty member to invite all of the Ed students and their families to dinner. We had a memorable time and got closer as a group.

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