Our Story


At Dissertation by Design, our dedication to helping you navigate your doctoral journey with confidence is unwavering. It’s a mission that’s deeply rooted in my own personal experience and struggles. You see, achieving my doctorate was always a dream of mine, but it wasn’t an easy path for me.


As a first-generation college student, I faced numerous challenges along the way. The dissertation, in particular, tested my resilience and determination. I poured countless hours into research, writing, and revisions, pushing through self-doubt and moments of frustration. But I never gave up on my dream.


However, life had more obstacles in store for me. During the most critical phase of my dissertation, my father was diagnosed with cancer. It was a heartbreaking and challenging time for my family. Yet, I had to find the strength within me to keep going, to honor both my father’s unwavering support and my own aspirations.


Juggling a full-time job while completing my dissertation was yet another hurdle. Late nights, early mornings, and weekends became my reality. It required immense dedication and sacrifices, but I knew that the end goal was worth every ounce of effort.


These personal experiences have shaped my commitment to supporting doctoral students like you. I understand the struggles, doubts, and moments of overwhelm that can arise during this journey. That’s why I founded Dissertation by Design—to provide the resources, guidance, and unwavering support that I wish I had during my own challenging times.


Since our humble beginnings in 2017, we’ve been devoted to researching, developing, and refining our services, tools, and courses to help doctoral students overcome obstacles and achieve their academic goals.  Our commitment to helping you produce original scholarship with the greatest possible impact is stronger than ever. We believe that every student’s journey is unique, and we’re here to provide personalized support every step of the way.


Cheering for you,

Jessica L. Parker