“One of Broadwells former professors at Harvard described her as a self-promoter who would routinely show up at office hours.”
And I bet that fed the ego of the professor very well. I have never seen one of them that didn’t appreciate their students’ attention or adulation.
Pretty common in the academic world...
Many professors schedule office hours at times they know most students won’t drop by. Many have their own agendas and resent “personality” students who “sit” on them.