YounJue (Eunice) Bae

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I am Eunice and I am a chemistry PhD student in the Wasielewski group at Northwestern University. I am originally from South Korea. I got my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at University of California, Berkeley where I found my passion in both teaching and research. After working in multiple groups for three years, I found […]

Multicultural dialogues

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“Intersectionality in STEM: Analysis. Action.” This was the topic of one of our STEM circuit meetings. By definition, intersectionality is the theory that the overlap of various social identities, e.g. race, gender, sexuality, and class, contributes to the specific type of systemic oppression and discrimination experienced by an individual. Our speaker Sekile M. Nzinga-Johnson, Ph.D., […]

Carolyn E. Ramirez

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I am a second year Chemical Engineering PhD student at Northwestern University. My research in the Wasielewski group in the Chemistry Department focuses on synthesizing and characterizing organic chromophores and exploring their use in organic photovoltaic devices.  My path to graduate school began when I took my first chemistry class in high school and realized […]

How to keep and nurture your mental health in academia

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Doing research is mentally challenging. Scientists have to cope with many failures, frustrations, and uncertainties. In addition, the highly competitive academic environment, constant evaluations, and grant deadlines are not helpful. Mental health problems in academia are more common than many scientists want to admit. Here, I want to share a few scientifically-proven tips on how […]

Anna Marisa Di Staulo

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Greetings. I am a Research Technician in the Department of Physiology here at Northwestern University. I graduated from Saint Louis University (SLU) in 2015 with my B.S. in Exercise Science. Following graduation, I worked in a patellofemoral pain 3-D motion capture laboratory at SLU before beginning a clinical trial coordinator position at Washington University in […]

Science Communication and Media training with Nicole Woitowich and Kristin Samuelson

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In February we hosted Nicole Woitowich (Director of Science Outreach and Education, Women’s Health Research Institute, Northwestern University) and Kristin Samuelson (Media Relations Specialist/Video Producer and Health Sciences Writer, Northwestern University) for a science communication and media workshop. Here, I would like to briefly summarize and share some of the key concepts and most useful […]

Roslyn Taylor, PhD

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I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Cellular and Molecular Biology department at Northwestern. I am the first woman in my family to receive a Bachelor’s Degree (Spanish) and a PhD (Immunology). I work in Tom Hope’s lab, where we focus on HIV transmission. My research examines mother-to-child HIV transmission through breastfeeding and HIV pre-clinical […]

Alison Hernandez

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I am Alison Hernandez, PhD, RN-BC. I am a bi-lingual and bi-cultural (Mexica- American) medical surgical board certified registered nurse. I have my PhD in nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago where I was part of the Robert Wood Johnson – Future of Nursing Scholar; a program that helps propel nurses through their […]

Colleen Furey

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My name is Colleen Furey and I am a fourth year graduate student in the Driskill Graduate Program at Northwestern, working towards a Ph.D. in Life Sciences. I work in a virology lab within the Microbiology-Immunology department and my project broadly focuses on understanding the role of different proteins that regulate the microtubule network during […]

Jenny Kopach

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As Science Olympiad Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications, I oversee the operations of Science Olympiad and manage sponsor program implementation with Fortune 500 businesses, government agencies, scientific associations and institutions of higher education. Two of my proudest achievements have been developing the Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative and expanding the Elementary […]