STEM Squad Profile: Sophie Okolo

My name’s Sophie. I have a BS in Bioinformatics and an MPH in Aging and Longevity. After working in the lab, I decided I want to write about the science, so I launched Global Health Aging before landing my current job as a Researcher and Science Writer for a think tank. I’ve written about various…

STEM Squad Profile: Naomi Koh Belic

I’m an active a science communicator and an active researcher currently in the 3rd year of my PhD at the University of Technology Sydney. My research involves characterising the proteins in stem cells isolated from fat, examining their ability to differentiate into neurons, and utilising these cells to model multiple sclerosis. During my PhD I…

STEM Squad Profile: Michelle Scire

My name is Michelle Scire. I have my B.S in Biology with an emphasis on human physiology and anatomy. I am in the middle of applying to Masters programs in Chemistry and hope to get my PhD in Neuroscience after. I was premed for most of college and have participated in 2 years of research…

STEM Squad Profile: Erin Winick

My name is Erin Winick and I have a degree in mechanical engineering. I am now using my love of engineering and STEM as a science and technology writer and an entrepreneur. I currently work for MIT Technology Review as the associate editor of the future of work. I am also CEO of my science…

STEM Squad Profile: Judy Lobo

I am a mixed-race, latina scientist. I am a neuroscience and psychology gradaute student at the University of Miami. In my research I am lucky to employ two disparate methods, neuroimaging analysis and flow cytometry, to study how the brain is related to other health factors. At the moment, I am working on what leads…

STEM Squad Profile: Sophie Powell

My name is Sophie, I have a PhD in Biochemistry but I’m now a Medical Writer and loving life away from the lab, because science isn’t just about the white coat! I scicomm through my blog, where I write about the science behind popular beauty products to demystify what really works and what doesn’t. My…

STEM Squad Profile: Soleil Young

My name is Soleil Young and I’ll be starting my Ph.D. in microbiology (MDTP) at UW-Madison this fall. I got my B.S. in biology and B.A. in anthropology from Syracuse University in Spring 2017. During my gap year, I have been working in a lab at Syracuse studying the social behaviors of the bacterium Myxococcus…

STEM Squad Profile: Celia Ford

My name is Celia Ford, and I’m a queer neuroscientist-in-training! I have an Sc.B. in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University, and I’m currently pursuing my Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC Berkeley. I didn’t always know that I wanted to be a scientist, but I always loved thinking about thinking. As a kid, I read books…

STEM Squad Profile: Michelle Barboza-Ramirez

I’m a Masters student at the University of Florida, conducting vertebrate paleontology research and learning about STEM education & outreach the Florida Museum of Natural History. In addition to my work in paleontology, I manage a website and podcast about the history of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (Femmes of…

STEM Squad Profile: Tahani Baakdhah

My name is Tahani Baakdhah, MD, MSc and PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. I study stem cells in the eye, how they develop and make the retina, how different cells within the retina work and how we can replace them in case of disease or injury. I believe that art is a powerful…