Happy Spooky Season! October was a helluva month - I got to enjoy some time in Florida with my family (and celebrate my birthday with them and some friends for the first time in a decade!) and even snuck some filming that is gonna drop next year. While I am itching to get back to Australia ASAP, I find myself enjoying the quite comforts of my old home... and loving the questions you all sent in for me to answer this month.
Remember, I only answer questions that I haven't answered before or that I have new answers for so if you've asked something and I didn't answer it try searching for it on my blog with a few keywords and I promise you'll find it!
I have often been asked how I managed to graduate with multiple degrees debt free. I'm an anomaly - the average student loan debt for all graduate school borrowers is $71,000, not including undergraduate loans - since the extraordinary accomplishment of obtaining multiple degrees usually leaves most drowning in bills they have to pay for years to come.
I have three degrees – a bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida, a master’s degree from Victoria University of Wellington, and am working on a doctoral degree from Curtin University. The sum cost of my education was over $300,000 USD — that is a LOT of money — and I consider myself not only very privileged but lucky to walk away without some form of debt. I figured I would share some ways I completed post-secondary education in this way.
Hi! I'm Melissa, an Australian-based Latina science educator, podcaster, and freelance writer. I spend a lot more time on Instagram and Twitter, but blogging is my first love. Thanks for stopping by — I hope you stay a while.
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