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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 […]

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 […]

#WCWinSTEM: Yaihara Fortis Santiago, Ph.D.

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago, director of the Science Alliance of the New York Academy of Sciences. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago currently serves as director of the Science Alliance, which is the professional development branch of the New York Academy of Sciences. In this role, Yaihara develops and […]