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Featured Working Mom: Christine Koh
Christine Koh is a music and brain scientist turned multimedia creative. She spent a decade in academia and was about to become a professor when she decided to hang up her academic spurs in favor of more flexible and independent ventures. Since leaving academia in 2006, Christine has forged a new career as a lifestyle expert and influencer, with her flagship projects being Boston Mamas, an award winning lifestyle blog and pioneer in the hyperlocal space, and Minimalist Parenting, the acclaimed book she co-authored with Asha Dornfest.
Occupation: Lifestyle Expert, Author
Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 10, 3)
Success Quote: “Done is better than perfect.”
Overcoming a Challenge:
Christine was at the end of her academic career when most scholars are happy and feeling accomplished; however, Christine was feeling miserable. She was in her last year as a postdoctoral student, had her first baby and her dad was getting sick. She felt as if she had to leave the field and her husband supported her by agreeing to Christine taking the leap. This challenge will resonate with you, if you’ve ever felt stuck and unsatisfied in a position that would be joyful for others. Be true to yourself and gain some inspiration from Christine’s story.