• Ashley Cole, Jr. (Bio)
  • Kevonyah Edwards (Bio)
  • Oscar Gilberto Jimenez-Solomon (Bio)
  • Yi Sun (Bio)



A discussion moderated by Dr. Ovita Williams, Executive Director of the CSSW Action Lab for Social Justice at Columbia School of Social Work.  For this panel, we hope to highlight the strengths and perseverance of pursuing a PhD degree from a BIPOC and First-gen perspective and demystify the challenges that students often hear about the PhD program.