“The mentor listens to you, gives you support. You can go to them, you get help. A champion will knock down doors for you. … You need someone like that because that is what other people get.”Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
Thanks to C. Samantha Fletcher’s Daily Border Crossings podcast, I was lucky enough to take part in an interview with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Under Dr. Hrabowski leadership, UMBC has become one of the nation’s leading sources of African-American Ph.D.s in science and engineering.
You can hear me at the 37:55 mark but I highly recommend giving the entire episode a listen.