Increasing diversity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines is an important goal. I am committed to increasing the participation of women and minorities in the sciences through mentoring and education initiatives.

I have taken mentoring and leadership roles in a variety of outreach and mentoring programs to provide opportunities to underprivileged middle school students from Durham, NC and south-side Chicago, IL.

Women and Math Mentoring (WAMM) Durham, NC

HHMI BOOST, Duke University

Expanding Your Horizons, Chicago, IL

Science in action! Students using the scientific method to investigate hypotheses about ice nucleating bacteria (link to the short Wikipedia article) in the Expanding Your Horizons program March 2015. If you would like to use this excellent outreach activity, please contact me!


Thanks to Robin Wright for providing the original strains and protocols!