Episode 36: Dr. Jenny Liu on researching resilience after being the victim of a stalker
Dr. Jenny Liu has a new take on how we should define resilience. I found it refreshing that she doesn't limit her definition of resilience to innate qualities, but also connects it to external factors (more on that in the episode).
Jenny's research on resilience started after one of her biggest turning points; reporting a man who had been cyberstalking her. It happened while she was a graduate student and the incident changed the course of her studies. In this episode, we hear about Jenny's childhood and how she had a tough time feeling a sense of belonging after moving to different countries, how she ended up in Canada, and how her turn to resilience research lead her to develop the Multi-system Model of Resilience (you can learn more about that here: https://msmrtool.com/)