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#WCWinSTEM: Shanta Whitaker, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Shanta Whitaker, a health policy consultant! As compiled by Léolène Carrington, Ph.D. We’re so excited to feature Dr. Shanta Whitaker as this week’s #WCWinSTEM! Dr. Whitaker is a “Public Health Champion” and is excited to share her story with us. The responses have been edited for content and brevity.   How would you describe […]

#WCWinSTEM: Michelle T. Tong, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Michelle T. Tong, a behavioral neuroscientist interested in understanding smell, memory and STEM-ed! As compiled by Leolene Carrington, Ph.D. Dr. Tong is also responsible for the longest-running #VanguardSTEM watch party we know of at Earlham College. We’re super-excited to feature her and look forward to working with her even more closely in the […]

#WCWinSTEM: Raychelle Burks, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Raychelle Burks. She’s a self-described “analytical chemistry blackademic in the ivory tower and a class clown now in charge of a classroom.” As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc If you got to see our most recent #VanguardSTEM episode, then you saw Dr. Raychelle Burks in action. With a razor-sharp wit and […]

#WCWinSTEM: Heidi Stauffer, Ph.D.

as compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc   I’m a mixed-race indigenous Southeast Asian third culture kid who is a geoscientist, climate scientist, writer, and science educator. – Dr. Heidi Stauffer   We’re so excited to feature Dr. Heidi Stauffer as this week’s #WCWinSTEM! We let Heidi take the lead and tell her own story this time […]

#WCWinSTEM: Dorothy Johnson Vaughan

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, NASA mathematician. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today we’ll continue highlighting the remarkable Black-women mathematicians at the center of Margot Lee Shetterly‘s Hidden Figures. Our #WCWinSTEM is Dorothy Johnson Vaughan, a mathematician who worked at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of NASA. Vaughan was born in […]

Why Do We #VanguardSTEM in Times Like These?

by Jedidah Isler, Ph.D. Because we believe that women of color in STEM matter. Every single black+latina+first nation+indigenous+filipina+indian+queer+disabled+neuro-atypical woman (which we broadly define as women of color) and gender non-conforming person matters. We matter fundamentally as human beings AND by virtue of that humanity we deserve to be free. We deserve to pursue our passions […]