When Hillary was working on her PhD at Penn State, she realized it had become the only thing in her life.
“It feels like this pressure and anxiety to only strengthen the grad school side of yourself,” Hillary said. “I used to like writing I used to like doing all this other stuff. I had just completely erased it from my life. I felt like those parts of my personality, I wasn’t feeling like was worthy to bring into my graduate life and my graduate career.”
Hillary didn't want to use her last name because of the personal nature of her story.