About #SisterPhD


#SisterPhD began summer 2015 when Laila McCloud realized she had five friends, all Black women, entering different higher education and student affairs graduate programs across the country. Laila knew the doctoral process would be difficult and sought to preempt the challenges associated with doctoral study by banding together the five of us thereby creating SisterPhD.

The SisterPhD model is designed to facilitate friendships and sisterhood through talking out research, connecting about life experiences, allowing room to vent, and problematize opportunities for growth of self and the group.