Founder of an Art in Science Non-Profit (in progress)
I identify as a "Big Picture" scientist and am guided by the vision of a more inclusive and innovative world through Art in Science. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a BS in Biology and minor in Art History and received my doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2019 from the University of Pennsylvania, where my research focused on the development of the early zebrafish embryo. While performing experiments and presenting data, I was continually struck by the similarities between Science and Art, across both craft and creativity. Combined with my passion for supporting a more diverse STEM workforce, this inspired me to develop programming that Empowers Scientists Through the Arts. I believe there are transferable skills from across the arts that can empower STEM professionals from underrepresented groups to persist authentically, and with joy, throughout their careers. A full program description and bio are attached in the CV section.
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