Inspired By First Lady Biden, Sharpton’s Academic Biographer Takes On Doctoral Development Advocacy
Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Reine De Ciel.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Kyle, with help from the village. I am the most unlikely of doctors. I am from a single parent home where the parent was severely disabled. The first to graduate from college in my family. In fact, the people of the village of Fairfield, California where so surprised that I had survived against the odds they penned a story on me in the Daily Republic titled ” Woman who revived education now thrives”! I suffered because of my intelligence and still do like many African Americans and American scholars in general. Therefore, I want to change the narrative and create a solid advocacy base for us. People are unaware of our struggles.
Academics often operate at a level that is outside of the normal consciousness dealing with innovative and creative spaces can make you ap pear as hierophants. This the case for scholar practitioners in general ad race and culture to the mix and the issue of isolation is compounded.
I created the dissertation Devi to be a bridge for those who are struggling with their intellect in the intellectual “Closet” so to say. Grappling with whether to reveal their inner academic guru to the world. As an accomplished ascendant in the doctoral realm, I want to clarify the path for those wishing to embark upon the journey as well. Doctoral study is an austerity.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
As mentioned before. I had to overcome systemic racism, cultural norms, classism as well as hidden learning challenges. I was tested for autism at a young age but was formally diagnosed with ADHD while studying for my master’s degree. The scholastic wrap around has changed from my day. Thank goodness. I was just viewed as worthless and treated as a lost cause by most of my teachers.
Who thinks of academics or inventors in the African American community? We are always reaching back to the past for our academic heroes who are mostly male. We are oblivious to those who are living and struggling today. Intelligent people are treated horribly. You will hear it said ” don’t accept people based on their title or achievement only kindness when it comes to African American Scholar Practitioners. Meanwhile we are inundated with white scholar practitioners of storied character daily. This allows the achievements of African American Scholar Practitioners to go unheralded or even be stolen. Which in my situation is the case?
I was accepted as an artist by American Society but not as a Scholar. I had to overcome the rejection and reverse discrimination to be who I am a uniquely intelligent woman. I had to overcome rejection and racism in the modern Ivory Tower to determine to deal with the rejection and attempt to use mu education via my own coaching company.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
The work Dissertation Devi does is prepare students for doctoral study and act as a guru for those who embark on the journey helping them achieve their goal of academic enlightenment. Dissertation Devi is new in that it is raw and highly structured and organized by an actual PhD where many of the coaching companies are not. They are run by people with Masters Degrees , English or Statistical expertise. You really should have a doctor birth you into being a doctor.
My struggle itself is what makes me the best choice. I worked against political, academic, financial obstacle that presented themselves because I studied controversial black leaders. That was a poison that I had to turn into medicine. In the process of doing so I gained heightened abilities. Finally, the struggle for employment here in the United States led me to Asia. Scholar Practitioners are still valued there. They are taken seriously and trained in a Sino British international collaborative that provides practical excellence. England has a much higher completion rate of 80% compared to 60% in the USA because of their method which I will be applying for the first time here in the USA.
Honestly, people would have to die to be mentored by the leaders that have taken me under their wing. I am a receptacle for precious and rare knowledge that should not go wasted because the package is dark skinned. In white skin the world would be mine.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
The same that was given to me by my mentors Don’t let other people’ perceptions of you define who you are. Summons the courage, nurture the character, knowledge skills and abilities needed to be a superior servant of all because the sincerity and quality of your service is the divine benchmark. Fight for what you desserve.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
I will feel successful when I have been allowed to empty the treasure chest of knowledge, skills abilities and love I have on the world and have been acknowledged and treated as the source of said valuables.
What’s next for you?
Working with those individuals who are destined to be my legacies. Lots of advocacy for good causes. I have created an organization called People for the Ethical Treatment of African Americans to help move us forward in the battle for reparations.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
I am available at @thedissertationdevi on Instagram. I am at www.thedissertationdeviedu.com