I'm Emily Roberts, the founder of Personal Finance for PhDs and creator of this workshop.
I started out on the PhD track just like you are. I completed my PhD in biomedical engineering at Duke University in 2014 after living for seven years on a stipend.
During that time, my passion for personal finance grew and grew, as did my desire to serve my own community.
I founded my business, Personal Finance for PhDs, after I defended. Over the years, I've found many avenues to assist PhDs with their personal finances, including speaking engagements at universities, individual and group financial coaching, webinars and workshops, ebooks, and my podcast.
I'm passionate about teaching PhDs how to improve their cash flow. My own financial journey in graduate school taught me incredible money management techniques and forced me to deeply explore frugality. Both of these skills enabled me to invest aggressively and grow my net worth. Since finishing my PhD and examining my money mindset, I have come to appreciate the importance of increasing income (even while in grad school).