Academically talented students have unique concerns. Whether it’s bullying, perfectionism, social media, fitting in, or something else entirely, those issues need answers.
Paris is here to help.
She is TIP’s Director of Partnerships & Engagement and the former Dean of Students, where she ran the residential programming at TIP’s summer programs. She holds an MEd in Higher Education Administration from NC State University is pursuing her PhD at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has also worked with Duke University’s Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity and international students. She’ll also consult with TIP’s other experts as needed.
Paris can answer your questions about school, friendships, conflicting academic and social priorities, planning for the future (college and career), and many other issues having to do with your journey as a gifted and talented student. But some of the things that middle and high school students may have to grapple with at times require more personalized expertise than we can give you. Some examples of these topics include gender identity, romantic advice, or persistent feelings of depression, anxiety, and wanting to self-harm.
Instead of writing Paris about these kinds of questions, we urge you to speak to someone who knows you well about these issues, such as a parent or other relative, teacher, school counselor, or another trusted adult. Remember: if you think that you or a friend might be in immediate danger, please alert an adult about the situation as soon as possible so that they can intervene.
To submit a question to Paris, use the form below. We may not be able to answer all the questions we receive, but we’ll do our best to give you the guidance you need. All submissions will remain anonymous.