Video: The journey from a boy with imposter syndrome and LD-NOS to scientist

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 PhD 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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