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This #womeninSTEM #WCW goes to my Stingray Queen, Helen (@helecad)! Transplanted from Wales to New Zealand, we met years ago in a conference and have been inseparable since. She studies habitat use and heavy metal accumulation in #stingrays in #NewZealand waters and is super close to finishing her PhD which makes me SUPER EXCITED for her. Her Twitter name is the same as her Instagram, so give her a follow for some #flatsharks (and adorb pictures of her pets). || Este #womeninSTEM #WCW va a mi reina de #rayas, Helen (@helecad)! Trasplantada de #Gales a #NuevaZelanda, nos conocimos hace años en una conferencia y desde entonces somos inseparables. Ella estudia el uso del hábitat y la acumulación de metales pesados ​​en rayas en aguas de Nueva Zelanda y está muy cerca de terminar su doctorado, y estoy MUY EMOCIONADA por ella. Su nombre de Twitter es el mismo que su Instagram, así que dale un seguimiento para algunos #flatsharks (y adorable las fotos de sus mascotas). || #behindthescience #wilderness #marinebiologist #marinebiology #ciencia #science #oceano #ocean #animal #animals #animales #wild #killerwhale || 📸: Adam Muise.

This #womeninSTEM #WCW goes to my Stingray Queen, Helen (@helecad )! Transplanted from Wales to New Zealand, we met years ago in a conference and have been inseparable since. She studies habitat use and heavy metal accumulation in #stingrays in #NewZealand waters and is super close to finishing her PhD which makes me SUPER EXCITED for her. Her Twitter name is the same as her Instagram, so give her a follow for some #flatsharks (and adorb pictures of her pets). || Este #womeninSTEM #WCW va a mi reina de #rayas , Helen (@helecad )! Trasplantada de #Gales a #NuevaZelanda , nos conocimos hace años en una conferencia y desde entonces somos inseparables. Ella estudia el uso del hábitat y la acumulación de metales pesados ​​en rayas en aguas de Nueva Zelanda y está muy cerca de terminar su doctorado, y estoy MUY EMOCIONADA por ella. Su nombre de Twitter es el mismo que su Instagram, así que dale un seguimiento para algunos #flatsharks (y adorable las fotos de sus mascotas). || #behindthescience #wilderness #marinebiologist #marinebiology #ciencia #science #oceano #ocean #animal #animals #animales #wild #killerwhale || 📸: Adam Muise ...

Making a wish on this gigantic dandelion thing that I finish my project that needs to be done by the end of the day! Oops... I wasn’t supposed to tell you my wish... oh well 🤷🏼‍♀️ send this engineer some luck today! 🙏🏼🙌🏼👊🏼.

Making a wish on this gigantic dandelion thing that I finish my project that needs to be done by the end of the day! Oops... I wasn’t supposed to tell you my wish... oh well 🤷🏼‍♀️ send this engineer some luck today! 🙏🏼🙌🏼👊🏼 ...

walk humbly and love genuinely ✨.

walk humbly and love genuinely ✨ ...

My path has been ANYTHING but linear.
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I started out as a Biology major, but my courses focused on ALL aspects of biology (Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology, ect). My senior research project was focused on the genetic variation of American Ginseng...I did plant population genetics research. I enjoyed it, yes, but I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to continue.
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I decided to pursue healthcare, and became interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). I did my Masters in Behavioral and Community Nutrition while also completing the undergraduate coursework to earn my Verification Statement in Dietetics. I completed my Masters thesis that looked at the ability to analyze student academic outcomes as a result of nutrition programs.
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Along the way, I realized that’s not what I wanted to do. There were a lot of factors that influenced my decision to not become an RD (I explained this in Insta stories today ☕️), but ultimately I missed the lab bench and couldn’t afford it. After being questioned by multiple different people in “basic” science about why my path wasn’t linear, and after being turned down because of my pivot, my current advisor took me in. Lucky for me, because now I LOVE what I do.
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While other people may have a more focused journey, I’m proud of the experiences I have. I may not have studied cancer for years, but I have a strong foundation in translational science. Scientific research exists on a spectrum (from basic science that I do now, all the way up to community and policy research like I did with my Masters), and my ability to think across that spectrum, in my opinion, is useful for collaboration with other researchers.
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BUT I still struggle with imposter syndrome and inadequacies that I have to work toward constantly, but that challenge what I know and how I can connect what I’ve learned along the way.
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Anyway, the moral of this is that your story makes you who you are, and works in your advantage. You may have stayed on the straight and narrow path, or you may have experimented, or you may still not know what you want to do, and THAT’S OKAY. The season you are in now is preparing you for the next season of life 🌱
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📸: @eaperture.

My path has been ANYTHING but linear. . I started out as a Biology major, but my courses focused on ALL aspects of biology (Vertebrate Zoology, Ecology, ect). My senior research project was focused on the genetic variation of American Ginseng...I did plant population genetics research. I enjoyed it, yes, but I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to continue. . I decided to pursue healthcare, and became interested in becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). I did my Masters in Behavioral and Community Nutrition while also completing the undergraduate coursework to earn my Verification Statement in Dietetics. I completed my Masters thesis that looked at the ability to analyze student academic outcomes as a result of nutrition programs. . Along the way, I realized that’s not what I wanted to do. There were a lot of factors that influenced my decision to not become an RD (I explained this in Insta stories today ☕️), but ultimately I missed the lab bench and couldn’t afford it. After being questioned by multiple different people in “basic” science about why my path wasn’t linear, and after being turned down because of my pivot, my current advisor took me in. Lucky for me, because now I LOVE what I do. . While other people may have a more focused journey, I’m proud of the experiences I have. I may not have studied cancer for years, but I have a strong foundation in translational science. Scientific research exists on a spectrum (from basic science that I do now, all the way up to community and policy research like I did with my Masters), and my ability to think across that spectrum, in my opinion, is useful for collaboration with other researchers. . BUT I still struggle with imposter syndrome and inadequacies that I have to work toward constantly, but that challenge what I know and how I can connect what I’ve learned along the way. . Anyway, the moral of this is that your story makes you who you are, and works in your advantage. You may have stayed on the straight and narrow path, or you may have experimented, or you may still not know what you want to do, and THAT’S OKAY. The season you are in now is preparing you for the next season of life 🌱 . 📸: @eaperture ...

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This is a huge accomplishment for me. A lot of work went into this over the last year & I’m proud of myself. 🖤
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Sharing first place prize with fellow immunologist @dario_ferri. 😀
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PS. I haven’t graduated yet, so please ignore the “Dr”. 😅.

YAY! 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a huge accomplishment for me. A lot of work went into this over the last year & I’m proud of myself. 🖤 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sharing first place prize with fellow immunologist @dario_ferri. 😀 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS. I haven’t graduated yet, so please ignore the “Dr”. 😅 ...

I'm still buzzing from giving my talk at Microsoft's #TechHer conference on the main stage last week. I spoke about my experiences with #ImposterSyndrome, feeling like a #DiversityHire, and the lessons I learnt to take control of these feelings whilst moving towards success.
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I could feel the audience connecting with my message and self-reflecting as I explained my story. The Q&A after turned into a conversation about our individual experiences with imposter syndrome and how we can uplift each other. I have been so moved by people's reactions with some telling me that my talk helped them focus on themselves in a positive, productive way and others tearing up saying they had come to fundamental realizations since hearing it.
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I was not expecting people to respond this way, but it has seriously impacted me and makes me want to keep speaking about these topics to show more people that these feelings are super common and that we can do something about them.
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The talk was unfortunately not recorded, but I'll be sharing my talks key takeaways over the next couple weeks. Stay tuned!
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#herhelloworld #womenintech #girlswhocode #girlpower #womeninstem #girlboss #builtbygirls #dev_girls #engineergirls #womenempowerment #ilooklikeanengineer #stemsquad #codefirstgirls #microsoft #microsoftuk #femalehustlers #microsoftlife #london #visitlondon.

I'm still buzzing from giving my talk at Microsoft's #TechHer conference on the main stage last week. I spoke about my experiences with #ImposterSyndrome , feeling like a #DiversityHire , and the lessons I learnt to take control of these feelings whilst moving towards success. . I could feel the audience connecting with my message and self-reflecting as I explained my story. The Q&A after turned into a conversation about our individual experiences with imposter syndrome and how we can uplift each other. I have been so moved by people's reactions with some telling me that my talk helped them focus on themselves in a positive, productive way and others tearing up saying they had come to fundamental realizations since hearing it. . I was not expecting people to respond this way, but it has seriously impacted me and makes me want to keep speaking about these topics to show more people that these feelings are super common and that we can do something about them. . The talk was unfortunately not recorded, but I'll be sharing my talks key takeaways over the next couple weeks. Stay tuned! . . . #herhelloworld #womenintech #girlswhocode #girlpower #womeninstem #girlboss #builtbygirls #dev_girls #engineergirls #womenempowerment #ilooklikeanengineer #stemsquad #codefirstgirls #microsoft #microsoftuk #femalehustlers #microsoftlife #london #visitlondon ...

So I’m collecting all my road trip photos and saving them for a big blog series when I get back, but I wanted to quickly post this one of @techtalkcode (Sam) and I! 
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Instagram can be pretty rough at times - especially as a woman trying to manoeuvre a male dominated field- but meeting people like Sam makes it so worth it! I love that when we met IRL I already felt like we were good friends. 
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Women supporting women is the BEST! Thanks for being wonderful Sam (and for introducing us to Boba) and I hope you visit London sometime soon!.

So I’m collecting all my road trip photos and saving them for a big blog series when I get back, but I wanted to quickly post this one of @techtalkcode (Sam) and I! __ Instagram can be pretty rough at times - especially as a woman trying to manoeuvre a male dominated field- but meeting people like Sam makes it so worth it! I love that when we met IRL I already felt like we were good friends. __ Women supporting women is the BEST! Thanks for being wonderful Sam (and for introducing us to Boba) and I hope you visit London sometime soon! ...

LET’S👏🏻DISCUSS👏🏻THE👏🏻DR
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Many of you may have noticed that the #domincanrepublic has been getting excessive negative press concerning deaths recently while on vacation. As someone who has visited the #DR over 17 times in the past 8 years (my brother and sister-in-law live there), I was shocked to see how the press completely blackballed a country within a few days without any facts 🤯(talk about a band wagon)! I have grown to love the Dominican dearly 💙, and have never once questioned my safety or health while visiting the country ✈️. So, being a scientist 👩🏼‍🔬, I figured I would do some research on the topic and get to the bottom of it myself 📚💻. When googling “Dominican Republic”, I was reassured to find that the top article was from @nbcnews titled, “No, the @dominicanrepublic hasn’t become suddenly more dangerous”. The article states that the US State Department’s tallied death rate for Americans in the DR this year is 7.04 deaths per 1,000 people. Meanwhile, the @cdcgov reports that the last year complete figures are available (2017), the death rate for Americans on US soil was 8.29 deaths per 1,000 people. Essentially, these tourists, a few out of millions, have passed from either pre-existing conditions made worse due to sun, alcohol, and lack of rest or from use of illegal substances 😣. All in all, the statistics show that Americans are 20% more likely to die at home than in the DR 🤔. Sounds like it’s time to book a vacation to me !! ⏰ 🛩⛱🏌️‍♀️🌴 #teamdominican #stopthepress #drdevphd.

LET’S👏🏻DISCUSS👏🏻THE👏🏻DR • Many of you may have noticed that the #domincanrepublic has been getting excessive negative press concerning deaths recently while on vacation. As someone who has visited the #DR over 17 times in the past 8 years (my brother and sister-in-law live there), I was shocked to see how the press completely blackballed a country within a few days without any facts 🤯(talk about a band wagon)! I have grown to love the Dominican dearly 💙, and have never once questioned my safety or health while visiting the country ✈️. So, being a scientist 👩🏼‍🔬, I figured I would do some research on the topic and get to the bottom of it myself 📚💻. When googling “Dominican Republic”, I was reassured to find that the top article was from @nbcnews titled, “No, the @dominicanrepublic hasn’t become suddenly more dangerous”. The article states that the US State Department’s tallied death rate for Americans in the DR this year is 7.04 deaths per 1,000 people. Meanwhile, the @cdcgov reports that the last year complete figures are available (2017), the death rate for Americans on US soil was 8.29 deaths per 1,000 people. Essentially, these tourists, a few out of millions, have passed from either pre-existing conditions made worse due to sun, alcohol, and lack of rest or from use of illegal substances 😣. All in all, the statistics show that Americans are 20% more likely to die at home than in the DR 🤔. Sounds like it’s time to book a vacation to me !! ⏰ 🛩⛱🏌️‍♀️🌴 #teamdominican #stopthepress #drdevphd ...

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I am beyond proud of the work that my team has done to get to this point.  Reading this article on the Women You Should Know (@Women_you_should_know ) website today and seeing the huge impact our magazine and our cause had after they shared this on the Facebook page nearly brought me to tears. It reminded me exactly why I had this idea in the first place and exactly why I’m fighting for women in STEM.  If you have a minute, please read about how Reinvented Magazine (@reinventedmagazine ) got started and even get a sneak peek at the content you could read in our first issue! Link to the article in my bio!

#womeninstem #womenintech #reinvented #firstissue #fundraiser #crowdfunding #letsfundher #womenempowerment #girlsinstem.

I am beyond proud of the work that my team has done to get to this point. Reading this article on the Women You Should Know (@Women_you_should_know ) website today and seeing the huge impact our magazine and our cause had after they shared this on the Facebook page nearly brought me to tears. It reminded me exactly why I had this idea in the first place and exactly why I’m fighting for women in STEM. If you have a minute, please read about how Reinvented Magazine (@reinventedmagazine ) got started and even get a sneak peek at the content you could read in our first issue! Link to the article in my bio! #womeninstem #womenintech #reinvented #firstissue #fundraiser #crowdfunding #letsfundher #womenempowerment #girlsinstem ...

I am beyond proud of the work that my team has done to get to this point.  Reading this article on the Women You Should Know (@Women_you_should_know ) website today and seeing the huge impact our magazine and our cause had after they shared this on the Facebook page nearly brought me to tears. It reminded me exactly why I had this idea in the first place and exactly why I’m fighting for women in STEM.  If you have a minute, please read about how Reinvented Magazine (@reinventedmagazine ) got started and even get a sneak peek at the content you could read in our first issue! Link to the article in my bio!

#womeninstem #womenintech #reinvented #firstissue #fundraiser #crowdfunding #letsfundher #womenempowerment #girlsinstem.

I am beyond proud of the work that my team has done to get to this point. Reading this article on the Women You Should Know (@Women_you_should_know ) website today and seeing the huge impact our magazine and our cause had after they shared this on the Facebook page nearly brought me to tears. It reminded me exactly why I had this idea in the first place and exactly why I’m fighting for women in STEM. If you have a minute, please read about how Reinvented Magazine (@reinventedmagazine ) got started and even get a sneak peek at the content you could read in our first issue! Link to the article in my bio! #womeninstem #womenintech #reinvented #firstissue #fundraiser #crowdfunding #letsfundher #womenempowerment #girlsinstem ...

Earlier this month, rising sophomores Paige Conrad (‘22) and Leya Givvines (‘22) traveled to HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus for the annual SEA-PHAGE symposium. They shared the SJU’s 2018-2019 Phage Safari class’s results with students and faculty from around the country!

Interested in performing research for credit as a FRESHMAN? Learn more about Phage Safari and how to apply at https://sites.sju.edu/biology/

#phage #womeninstem #research #sjubio.

Earlier this month, rising sophomores Paige Conrad (‘22) and Leya Givvines (‘22) traveled to HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus for the annual SEA-PHAGE symposium. They shared the SJU’s 2018-2019 Phage Safari class’s results with students and faculty from around the country! Interested in performing research for credit as a FRESHMAN? Learn more about Phage Safari and how to apply at https://sites.sju.edu/biology/ #phage #womeninstem #research #sjubio ...

Are YOU familiar with what a mechanical engineer does? From roller coasters (roller coaster emoji) to household appliances (faucet emoji), mechanical engineers use physics, math and science principles to dream and build new technology! Are you a future mechanical engineer? To view the rest of the video, please visit the link in our bio. @SheCanSTEM @IngersollRand⁣⁣
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Are YOU familiar with what a mechanical engineer does? From roller coasters (roller coaster emoji) to household appliances (faucet emoji), mechanical engineers use physics, math and science principles to dream and build new technology! Are you a future mechanical engineer? To view the rest of the video, please visit the link in our bio. @SheCanSTEM @IngersollRand ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣#WomeninSTEM #GirlsInSTEM #Engineering #WomenEngineers #Career #Inspire #WednesdayWisdom #Motivate #LoveWhatYouDo ...

Day 2️⃣ of the International School of Oxide Electronics ⚡️💥⚡️💥 Lectures from 9am to 8pm and flash presentations got me like 🤓 and 😅But I did have a swim 🏊🏼‍♀️ during my lunch break so I can barely complain. The water here is super clear and calm, perfect for me to practice my back stroke.
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What I learned in boating school is... that I need to take a quantum mechanics class ASAP. 😂 There were a lot of cool talks today on theory and particle physics which admittedly is not my area of expertise. But I did learn what the field of spintronics is! It turns out that we can further exploit electrons for storing memory not just by using their charge (+ or -) but also their spin! ▫️
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The spin of an electron is coupled to its magnetic 🧲 moment. Spintronics fundamentally differs from traditional electronics in that, in addition to charge state, electron spins are exploited as a further degree of freedom, with implications in the efficiency of data storage and transfer. ▫️
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Follow my journey at the International School of Oxide Electronics @millennialscientist ▫️
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#phd #phdjourney #phdstudent #phdthesis #gradschool #summerschool #gradstudent #steminist #oxides #electronics #womeninstem #stem #engineering.

Day 2️⃣ of the International School of Oxide Electronics ⚡️💥⚡️💥 Lectures from 9am to 8pm and flash presentations got me like 🤓 and 😅But I did have a swim 🏊🏼‍♀️ during my lunch break so I can barely complain. The water here is super clear and calm, perfect for me to practice my back stroke. ▫️ ▫️ What I learned in boating school is... that I need to take a quantum mechanics class ASAP. 😂 There were a lot of cool talks today on theory and particle physics which admittedly is not my area of expertise. But I did learn what the field of spintronics is! It turns out that we can further exploit electrons for storing memory not just by using their charge (+ or -) but also their spin! ▫️ ▫️ The spin of an electron is coupled to its magnetic 🧲 moment. Spintronics fundamentally differs from traditional electronics in that, in addition to charge state, electron spins are exploited as a further degree of freedom, with implications in the efficiency of data storage and transfer. ▫️ ▫️ Follow my journey at the International School of Oxide Electronics @millennialscientist ▫️ ▫️ #phd #phdjourney #phdstudent #phdthesis #gradschool #summerschool #gradstudent #steminist #oxides #electronics #womeninstem #stem #engineering ...