Home Tag "Women of Color"

#WCWinSTEM: RoboGabby

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Gabby Frierson aka RoboGabby.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today’s #WCWinSTEM feature is a special one! Gabby Frierson aka RoboGabby is an 11 year old, 6th grade middle school student who is passionate about designing, building, and programming robots. She wants to inspire other young girls to take an interest in […]

#WCWinSTEM: Paging Dr. Tamika Cross

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Dr. Tamika K. Cross, Resident Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Today, our #WCWinSTEM feature is dedicated to Dr. Tamika Cross who is currently a resident physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Let’s review a few of her […]

#WCWinSTEM: Ericka Jefferson, MBA

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Ericka Jefferson, MBA, President and Founder of Black Women in Science and Engineering (BWISE).  A foreword from #VanguardSTEM:  As we continue to celebrate conferences and set out to equip our community with insights and skills that will position them for interpersonal and professional success at these important meetings, I couldn’t think of […]

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 […]

#WCWinSTEM: Nicole Sanchez, MA

This week’s #WCWinSTEM is Natalie Nicole Sanchez, recent graduate of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge program. As compiled by Chrystelle Vilfranc Natalie Nicole Sanchez is a recent graduate of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program where she completed her MA in Physics, with a focus in Astrophysics.  This fall, she will be pursuing her Ph.D. in Astronomy […]

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 […]