Chronicle Vitae interviews UNC’s Rebekah Layton
Rebekah Layton discusses her career path in the Chronicle Vitae’s latest installment of their “From Bench Science to …” series. Layton’s interest in leadership and teamwork was shaped by her work as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and in her doctoral training in social and personality psychology. After some career exploration, she realized that she primarily wanted to mentor and teach students. She now works as the Director of Training Initiatives in biological and biomedical sciences in the graduate education office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this role, she balance her time between career development programming and working directly with students. Check out the article to read more about what Layton likes best about her job, how she uses her Ph.D. training, and advice for someone interested in academic administration.