It is the time of year where grad students are finally finishing their final thesis and reaching the light at the end of the tunnel. The thesis is a culmination of all of their study and shows their professional capability in their chosen field of study.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, students are celebrating this milestone in a variety of creative ways. Sarah Curtis, a PhD Candidate at Emory University, has written her thesis on epigenetics; the study of how gene regulation changes, independent of the DNA sequence. What sets her apart from fellow peers, is that she has gone viral with a maternity photo shoot with her thesis.
Speaking to Yahoo, Sarah says;
“I have a lot of nieces and nephews, and my mom told me, ‘Either get a PhD. or give me a grandchild. I got my doctorate.”
Congratulations! I am into the 66th month of labour and expecting soon.— Kunal M (@ProfAntMan) June 4, 2019
Enjoy it while it’s new. Mine is 35 years old and somewhat of a disappointment. I actually have no idea where it is.— Mark Boslough (@MarkBoslough) June 4, 2019
OMG SIS SAME ENERGY pic.twitter.com/38MubK9H2W— Ketuphat (@AlexanderJSator) June 4, 2019
That loving look the thesis gives right back at you 😭😭😭— Stephen Black (@stephenablack) June 4, 2019