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Daily Inspiration: Meet Dr. Andrea Curry

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Andrea Curry.

Hi Dr. Curry, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
My desire to further my education was merely a dream for seven years. I graduated from Christian Brothers University, and I struggled during my undergraduate program. It was such a challenge to navigate from high school to the rigorous program at CBU. I decided in 2012 to fulfill my desire to obtain a Master’s degree. I began my graduate school journey that year with the expectation to only maintain a 3.0 GPA. I completed the Master of Healthcare Administration program with a 4.0 in 2014 and got accepted into the Health Services Ph.D. program. I finished my Ph.D. in 2018 after nearly four years of hard work. It has been an interesting journey. I have been blessed to use my doctoral degree in multiple ways. I am an oncology research manager for West Cancer Center and Research Institute, online adjunct faculty for LeTourneau University, and I own and operate a dissertation editing consultancy.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has definitely not been smooth. I endured some very challenging times during my graduate school journey including my grandfather passing unexpectedly, I lost my job, two of my uncles passed away, I had a cancer scare, and I totaled my vehicle. I always encourage others with the thought that the storms do not come to kill us but rather to refine us. I know that all I have gone through has made me more sensitive to the needs of others and increased my compassion.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Full-time I work in oncology research, specifically patient reported outcomes. This type of research enables my team and I to obtain the perspectives of patients. I would not claim to be well-known in this area right now, but I work really hard to exceed expectations with the leadership team at West Cancer Center as well as our sponsors.

I do not consider myself well-known, but I have made a name for myself all over the world as a dissertation editing consultant. I receive referrals from clients who need assistance with ensuring that their dissertation meets the specifications for their school in order to get their degree conferred. I am driven to be a beacon of hope in the doctoral community. I did not have that example as I navigated through my program, so it is my mission to give back to others via my consultancy.

What sets me apart is my drive to never accept mediocrity. I believe in giving everything my all. People often ask me how I manage it all. It is not hard to me because I feel I have the innate ability to use my time wisely in order to have the greatest impact.

We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
It would be our family vacation in 1997. My parents took me and my brother to the Bahamas, and we stayed in a townhouse on the beach. We have had a lot of vacations, but that one was the absolute best. I loved waking up and sitting out on the balcony watching the waves. Back then, we were not so technologically driven, so we were able to totally disconnect from everyone else outside of family back home.

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  1. Terrence Wilson

    December 28, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

  2. Tyrus Perry

    December 28, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    What a great success story! As one of Dr. Curry’s former high school teachers, I am extremely proud but not surprised. Her work ethic continues to pay dividends for herself and others.

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