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Pushing through Post-Qualifying Exam: Recovery and Goal Setting

by Chrystelle L. Vilfranc For me, part of being proactive about my mental health means doing more of the things that I enjoy, such as non-scientific based writing. My most recent non-scientific based piece was a feature concerning my journey with battling depression especially during graduate school; it’s titled “Depression and Grad School: A Narrative with Lessons […]

Depression and Grad School: A Narrative with Lessons Learned

by Chrystelle L. Vilfranc Where does one even begin?  Part of my struggle with discussing my experience with depression is deciding how much of my experience to share, especially in regards to my first bout of depression. That story is of a very sensitive and sad little girl with unusual self-harm behaviors. My situation seemed to […]

#WCWinSTEM: Ashley Nealy, M.S.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Ashley Nealy, Web Team Lead for the United States Department of Treasury. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Ashley Nealy graduated cum laude and with honors from Kennesaw State University in May 2010 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Information Systems. The following spring, Nealy received her Master’s of Science in Information […]

#WCWinSTEM: Nicole M. Joseph, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Nicole M. Joseph, an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Dr. Nicole M. Joseph is an assistant professor of mathematics and science education in the department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University and was a 2014-2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her research interests […]

#WCWinSTEM: Nadya Mason, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Nadya Mason, experimental physicist. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Our #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Nadya Mason, full professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mason received her bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University in 1995. She then completed her doctorate from Stanford University in […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mareena R. Snowden

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Mareena Robinson Snowden, PhD candidate at MIT. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Our #WCWinSTEM is Mareena R. Snowden. She is a Miami native who “thrives in environments where diverse perspectives and skill-sets are valued.” As a strong supporter of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Snowden received her B.S. in physics […]

#WCWinSTEM: YOU!! Yes, You!

This week’s #WCWinSTEM goes out to all of you, our amazing #VSFamily! By Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #VanguardSTEM #WCWinSTEM goes out to all of our lovely supporters. This is our last #WCWinSTEM for the year and it seemed fitting to acknowledge you all. You all have made the #WCWinSTEM campaign a big deal. You have nominated […]

#WCWinSTEM: Mónica Feliú-Mójer, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer, a scientist-turned-communicator. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #WCWinSTEM is no stranger to the #VanguardSTEM community. She is indeed one of our biggest supporters. Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer grew up in rural Puerto Rico, surrounded by nature and with a cow in her backyard, which sparked her interest in all […]

#WCWinSTEM: Margot Lee Shetterly

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Margot Lee Shetterly, author of #HiddenFigures. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc We are culminating our #VSDoesHF #WCWinSTEM with a feature of the woman behind it all: Margot Lee Shetterly. Shetterly is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win […]

#WCWinSTEM: Christine Darden, D.Sc.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, NASA scientist. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Have you been feeling the #HiddenFigures theme like we have? Good! Let’s continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women in STEM at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Today’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Christine Darden, a NASA scientist. Darden was born in Monroe, North Carolina to […]