One of the most satisfying parts of her career has been mentoring students. People often refer to a career path like a winding river, but Dr. Salyers prefers to tell her students it is more like a tree with many branches. The branches are interconnected, and you think you are going down a certain branch when making a decision, but then it connects to a different branch, then another, and then another.

Go with what your heart says and see where it leads you. Following what feels right for you is important.”

Michelle Salyers, Ph.D.