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Being in the Room

By Chrystelle Vilfranc Most #WOCinSTEM will admit that they have had at least one experience where they felt out of place in a #STEM space. During my first year of graduate school, I remember wanting to be invisible in my #STEM space. The difficulty of my coursework and my struggles in lab caused me to […]

The First Step in Controlling Your Narrative

By Natasha Berryman If you missed the season three premiere of #VanguardSTEM, #BBBinSTEM: Bravery Beyond the Academy, I strongly encourage you to watch it. In it, one of our phenomenal guests, Dr. Danielle N. Lee, urged viewers to take control of their workplace/academic narratives as a constructive response to being mislabeled, misunderstood and/or still successful while being […]

#WCWinSTEM: Renetta G. Tull, PhD

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Renetta G. Tull, associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs at UMBC.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Renetta Garrison Tull received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Howard University. She then went on to complete her M.S. in Engineering and a Ph.D. in Speech Science.  Currently Dr. Tull serves […]

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 […]

#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 […]