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The Cresting ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) today heard from Dr. Lauren Rosenberg, who shared her inspirational story of arriving in Burundi in 2012; engaging in the Long Mile Coffee project ; to ultimately completing her PhD using an emergent transdisciplinary approach.

In sharing her experience, Dr. Rosenberg explained the importance of PhD students understanding what they want to do, how, and why, including setting some personal objectives about what you want to achieve.

Dr. Rosenberg shared her story of working with coffee farmers, producers, washing stations and roasters as she conducted her research.  We heard about some of the challenges and discoveries of her work; the ‘squeeze’ of working in a start-up business; and her future ambitions for the project.