Video: The Journey From a Boy With Imposter Syndrome and LD-NOS to Scientist

By The Understood Team

When Collin Diedrich was in grade school, he had a self-described panic attack when preparing for a timed math test. He struggled with reading and had trouble processing information in school. Today, he has a Ph.D. in molecular virology and microbiology. He researches HIV at the University of Pittsburgh.

So how did he get here? Watch Collin’s inspiring journey, from being diagnosed with a learning disorder not otherwise specified (LD-NOS) to his experience with tutors, and more. Plus, hear his explanation about suffering through “imposter syndrome” in graduate school, and how he ultimately found his confidence and success.

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    The Understood Team is made up of passionate writers and editors. Many of them have kids who learn and think differently.