Increasing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in STEM
I served as the graduate student representative of the NY Women in Natural Sciences from 2017-2019, where I helped build coalitions and resources for women and other minoritized groups at the AMNH. My proudest accomplishment was creating a brand-new Mental Health Workshop for students and post-docs in collaboration with Human Resources and the AMNH's contracted therapist.
Student Mentee Spotlight:
Natasha Hodges is currently working with me to perform microbiome sequencing and parasite meta- barcoding. Natasha is a Senior at City College - City University of New York, majoring in Biology. Her research interests include bat biology, ecology and how that relates to infectious disease and vector biology. She hopes to go on to study Microbiology in grad school. When not in school or at the lab, she enjoys hiking, baking, traveling and nature photography.