Photo by NEOM / Unsplash

April 2024

Thank you to Mollie K. Meffert, MD, PhD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the invitation to share my work at the 2024 Paul T. Englund Emerging Scholars Awards Symposium.

March 2024

It was so amazing to connect with my fellow IMPACT awardees at the National Postdoc Association Conference on March 14th in Seattle, Washington. Congratulations again to all the scholars and I can't wait to watch your DEI projects come to fruition.

Also, a huge thank you to Stephanie Ribet and Tirzah Abbott for the invitation to speak at the 2024 Women in Microscopy Conference on March 8th at Northwestern University!

February 2024

inclusiveMCB (iMCB) and inclusiveBio (iBio) are featured in the 2024 DEI Newsletter at UC Berkeley! Thanks to the current iBio Co-Director Héctor L. Torres Vera, this 6-page spread takes us through the history of this unique program and explains why it still has the impact it has today, after almost 8 years. I am impressed with how Héctor writes a captivating, honest and exciting story to illustrate the importance of this work and extremely grateful to UC Berkeley for making it one of Berkeley's top 3 DEI stories this Spring. Cheers to the whole team!

First three pages of Hector's incredible depiction of iMCB, now iBio at UC Berkeley. Winter 2024.

January 2024

And what a way to start the year! Thank you again Grinnell for recognizing me as the 2024 Pioneer Award recipient! I can't wait to celebrate this honor and the Wall Award with you all in May for our 10th year Reunion! A Happy New Year, indeed!

December 2023

Happy Holidays everyone! I was awarded the 2023 Joseph F. Wall ’41 Service Award from Grinnell College! That's $40,000 towards my efforts to retain human capital and build social resilience in both academia and biotech for underrepresented scientists like me. Thank you for continuing to help me feel heard and seen Grinnell, as always. What a way to end the year.