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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Laurie Luckritz and I’m a graduate student of biology at the University of Central Missouri. I study frogs and love to do science outreach activities in my community to show how fun science is. Activity kits can be about anything. My activity kits have turtles, glowing algae, and even sea stars! 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)?...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I am Dr. Michelle Oyen, an Associate Professor of Engineering at East Carolina University. I teach engineering classes (mechanical, materials, biomedical) and do research on tissue engineering, biomaterials, and pregnancy. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? This is a “winding road”...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Dr. Marley Caballero Van Dyke, I have a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology with an emphasis in Medical Mycology. I’m currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at Northern Arizona University in Bridget Barker’s laboratory. My research currently focuses on Coccidioides, the fungal organism that causes Valley Fever. This fungal organism is a Biosafety Level 3 organism...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I am Jigyasa Grover, and I currently work at Twitter, Inc. in San Francisco as a Machine Learning Engineer contributing my best in the Ads Prediction team. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? Life as a Machine Learning Engineer, in the world’s biggest hub of technology at a social...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Jennifer Fry and I am an educator, speaker, and a child advocate in Kansas City. I teach through the Project Based Learning model of education with an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). I love to engage my students in different learning activities and research the newest forms of STEAM education. I am also a Project Lead the Way Lead...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi, I’m Jessie. I’m a software engineer. I worked at Google for over five years (on Google Drive, Google Search, and Google Maps) but I recently moved to Hudson River Trading, a high frequency trading firm. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I’ve loved math since I was a...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Dr. Brooke Odle. I am a biomedical engineer by training. I am currently a Faculty Fellow in the Department of Engineering at Hope College. In this role, I teach and mentor undergraduate students. My current research project explores the use of neural stimulation to help people with paralysis in their legs transfer across surfaces of different heights. A transfer is moving...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! I’m Claire Meaders, and I’m a postdoctoral associate at Cornell. I used to study plants – specifically the columbine flower, but during my Ph.D. I got really interested in studying how we teach and create inclusive classrooms in STEM. My research now focuses on the transition for students from high school to college in their introductory STEM courses. 2....
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Sam, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. I am working on developing a test that can identify which pregnancies are at risk of delivering prematurely. To do this, I measure modification made to DNA called DNA methylation and use machine learning (mathematical models) to identify patterns in the DNA methylation that are associated...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi! My name is Dyna Cockus Rose, and I’m a drag queen! I live and perform in the SF Bay Area where I love to combine my “nerdy” passions for science and nature with something over-the-top, silly, glamorous, sexy and humorous! By day, I’m usually out of drag, where I go by my legal name, Dylan McClung, and work as a Microbiology PhD student at UC Berkeley. 2....
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I am a Lead UI Engineer at Amobee, the world's leading independent advertising platform based in Silicon Valley. I have 20 years of overall experience and have leveraged my full-stack software engineering career over a wide range of industries including Cyber Security, Health Tech, Online Dating, Social Media, Higher Ed, and Government. As a Coding Evangelist and the Founder of Gurl...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I consider myself a Jill of all trades, so I tend to lead with a quick intro: I’m a product-owning, design-thinking, code-writing, people person. Even quicker? I’m a Product Owner and Software Developer. As for my career, I spent nearly a decade coding for various companies, freelance projects, agencies, etc. before dabbling in the Design Thinking framework as a...