Help Black Female Grad. Student Unjustly Dismissed

I am a black female graduate student at a leading School of Public Health (SPH) who was academically dismissed after reporting my advisor’s sexual harassment. I have faced protracted retaliation and degradation at the hands of the university administration, including multiple SPH deans. At the time of my wrongful dismissal, I was preparing for time-sensitive work opportunities, interviews, and nearing completion of my Ph.D. As a result of my dismissal, I have been barred from completing my Ph.D., have lost field-specific employment opportunities, experience ongoing trauma, and am struggling financially to meet my basic human needs. Wholly dependent upon the SPH for fulfilling these needs, administrators understood my dismissal left me with no means to support myself. SPH subjected me to a cycle of violence and continues to punish me as I struggle to survive and procure a future. 

My situation is imminently dire. I face homelessness, with no place to go if evicted. I need stability and my current home is the only place where I feel safe. While I have found a temporary, part-time, entry-level job, my earnings do not cover my basic monthly expenses and I have no other means of support. I do not qualify for unemployment or emergency rental eviction prevention. I would greatly appreciate any financial support during this difficult time. All donations will go toward my basic needs including rent, very high medical bills, and outstanding student loans. If you can donate even a few dollars, it will go a long way toward helping me find needed financial stability and to move past the trauma experienced as a graduate student at SPH after reporting sexual harassment.


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PublicHealth PhD 
Baltimore, MD
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