I'm Dr. Emily Roberts (she/her), the founder of Personal Finance for PhDs. I am a financial educator specializing in prospective graduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and early-career PhDs.
Through Personal Finance for PhDs, I give live seminars for universities, provide pre-recorded workshops to universities and individuals, host a podcast, and run a membership community.
I hold a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and a BS in physics from Harvey Mudd College.
For the last eight years, I've primarily taught graduate students and postdocs, but in recent years I've started teaching prospective graduate students as well.
I believe that many of the financial pain points of graduate school could be alleviated or eliminated by helping prospective graduate students develop a realistic financial picture of what their life in graduate school will be like if they choose a specific program.
I've piloted this content for prospective graduate students over the last two years with McNair scholars through partnerships with The Academic Society and the McNair Scholar Success Institute.
The 2022-2023 academic year is the first time I'll teach this material in the year-long workshop format. I'm confident that the just-in-time delivery of this content is the most optimal way to help prospective graduate students set themselves up for financial success.