Volunteer Work

I believe it is important to dedicate some of my time to improving the culture of physics and STEM to become more diverse and equitable. This way there may be a day that anyone and everyone can have the means, support, and confidence to pursue a career or even just an interest in STEM. Here are a few of the projects that I have dedicated myself to in the past and currently. 

 

  • Co-founder of WoW STEM (wowstem.org)

    • ​​​​​​​An educational website including videos, posts, and activities focused on STEM and the women+ who have been part of these fields throughout history

 

  • Representative for APS-IDEA (Spring 2020 - Spring 2021)
    • APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will do so by establishing a community of transformation.

 

  • Organizing Chair for ComSciConcepts-Combatting COVID with Black Communities 
    • ComSciConcepts is a specialized workshop building off the science communication training of the ComSciCon workshops toward a more focused subject. This workshop, held on June 2nd 2021, was dedicated to finding solutions around the pandemic and building trust through science communication with Black communities. As the organizing chair, I lead the funding effort (receiving one grant to fund the workshop), lead all meetings, and made final decisions regarding budget, session structure, sessions topics, and speakers.

 

  • Co-Chair of Women in Physics (Spring 2019 - Spring 2021)
    • The Women in Physics organization at Harvard University is a community of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral women who seek to support each other through mentoring, workshops, and community building events. Since I have been co-chair, we have greatly expanded the community and activities. We started a yearly workshop on bystander training, extended invitations more widely to engage more of the community at Harvard, and increased the number of community and career building events. 

 

  • Mentor for Science Club for Girls (Fall 2018 - Spring 2020)
    • Science Club for Girls is a registered 501(c)3 organization that fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls and young women from underrepresented communities with free, experiential community-based programs. As a mentor, I got to work through fun science experiments each week with the girls, junior mentors, and fellow mentors. 

 

  • Organizer for ComSciCon-AIP (2019)
    • The ComSciCon workshops empower graduate students to communicate research in science, engineering and other technical fields to broad and diverse audiences. I was an organizer who helped with applications, advertisement, and catering.