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I didn’t Choose the STEM life — the STEM Life Chose Me: How I Fell into Being a Cosmetic Chemist

“I couldn’t get away from the idea that being a scientist was an actual thing.” ~ Jasmine Johnson By Jasmine Johnson Remember why you started. Often times when you’re enduring a journey that seems tough, remember why you started is the mantra that comes to mind. At this point in my journey, remembering why I started isn’t important […]

#BBBinSTEM: Own Your Awesome!

“I wear my identity as a Puerto Rican, Spanish-speaking Latinx woman in STEM like a badge of honor.”   ~ Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer By Mallory Molina Don’t shy away from your identity and truth. We’ve made it to the last week of reflections on the bravery, burnout, and being a WOC in STEM show with Dr. […]

#WCWinSTEM: Allie Skaer, MS, MPS

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Allie Skaer, a scientist and educator committed to social justice. Allie Mae Byrd Skaer holds a BS in Horticulture and an MS in Education from Virginia Tech. She also holds an MPS in Horticultural Biology: Human-Plant Interactions from Cornell University, where she was the recipient of the Cornell Plantations Fellowship in […]

3 Tips to Help You Maintain Resilience

 By Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Yesterday, we hosted our first-ever #VanguardSTEM facebook and twitter chats on #BBBinSTEM. We wanted to reflect on how resilience and perseverance (can) crossover between our work and our personal lives. If you haven’t seen the discussions, I encourage you to check them out. While I won’t rehash all the themes we discussed […]

#WCWinSTEM: Sabriya Stukes, PhD

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Sabriya Stukes, Microbiologist and Immunologist, who co-founded Connect with STEM. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Sabriya Stukes received her B.S in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology and Immunology in 2005 from Virginia Tech where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Brenda Winkel researching point mutations in the flavonoid pathway […]