STEM Up (S2): Cliona Kelly

Hello beautiful people, my name is Clíona and I am a neuroscience PhD candidate at Aston University. 1. How would you describe your role? As a PhD candidate, I work on a specific project that I have chosen for around 3/4 years full-time. My project investigates eye-gaze in the process of joint attention. To do…

STEM Up (S2): Ella

I am a second year Cancer Research UK PhD student researching how to improve treatment for colorectal cancer. Specifically, I am looking at a protein KDM6a and researching why deleting this gene in mice prolongs survival.  A PhD is notoriously stressful and time consuming. However, during lockdown the pace of my PhD drastically slowed down…

STEM Up (S2): Ea

Hi, my name is Ea, and I am a first year PhD candidate studying Applied Biological Chemistry at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT). I did undergrad in Chemistry from Visayas State University in Leyte, Philippines and Master’s degree in Agriculture from TUAT. As a PhD candidate I am working on glycoproteins found in…

STEM Up (S2): Stephanie Ryan

I always knew I loved science, but I wasn’t always sure how I wanted to pursue it. I went to Saint Mary’s College for a degree in Chemistry, fully intending on going pre-med and becoming a doctor. That is, until I became a TA for a nursing chemistry course and the instructor gave me more…

STEM Up (S2): Jazlyn Nketia

In high school I took an AP Psychology course that sparked my interest in understanding human cognition. I was particularly interested in what happens during our early years and how that shapes who we become as adults. During my freshmen year of undergrad, I enrolled in a philosophy course on Contemporary Moral Issues that inadvertently…

STEM Up (S2): Alex Dobosz

My name is Alex and I am a scientist on my journey to get a PhD in Materials Science at theInstitute of Metallurgy and Materials Science in the Polish Academy of Sciences! I love agood challenge, and my PhD provides plenty. For my Masters I specialized in ceramic materials, writing my Master thesis based onresearch…

STEM Up (S2): Ademusoyo

I’m a Nigerian-American Software Engineer based in the New York City Area. I also am a co-founder and COO of MacScientits, a publication aimed at uplifting women of color in STEM and founder and CEO of Creatic Ventures, a digital creative studio providing website design and system optimization services for digital service providers and content…

STEM Up (S2): Barbara Del Castello

I am a 5th year PhD Candidate in Genetics at the University of Georgia. I study developmental biology, specifically of the parathyroid and thymus, two vital organs that actually derive from the same tissue in development. I am passionate about science policy and spend my spare time advocating for diversity in STEM. 1. How would…

STEM Up (S2): Tanya Rogers

Greetings fellow Earthlings! My name is Tanya, I’m a chemical and biomolecular engineer that develops environmental technology for terrestrial and space applications. Clean water is vital no matter where you are in the universe, I dream about a world where we don’t have to worry about drinking harmful contaminants. I’d like to share my story…

STEM Up (S2): Laura McConnell

Hello, my name is Laura and I am a Marine Biology student at University of Portsmouth. I completed my foundation degree (FdSc) in Marine Ecology and Conservation at University Centre Sparsholt in Winchester this past June. I have recently moved down to Portsmouth to do a top up year which will give me a full…

STEM Up: Ami Gandhi

Hi, I am Ami and I am a Biomedical and Instrumentation engineer. I am originally from India but have been living in the US with my husband and a toddler for quite some time. Back in India, I have worked as a service engineer and a bio-medical (a.k.a clinical) engineer for different companies and hospitals….

STEM Up: Tamara Johanna

My career journey has taken me on a complete rollercoaster of a ride to get to where I am today. From the age of 10 it was my dream to join Cirque du Soleil, I travelled all around Australia on tour with the circus, whilst undertaking the same schooling as any normal kid. In my…

STEM Up: Nicole Young

My name is Nicole Young and I am a developer and freelancer based in Pennsylvania, USA.  I got into tech after I graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. I was planning on accepting an offer for a PhD but instead was given the opportunity to go to Malaysia for a year for an…

STEM Up: Daisy Shearer

Hello! I’m Daisy and I’m an experimental quantum physics PhD candidate at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute. I’ve been interested in science for as long as I can remember, although I also have a passion for art and was torn between pursuing art or science as a career. I eventually settled on science and…

STEM Up: Shreya

Hi! My name is Shreya and I’m a full time backend software developer based in San Diego, California. I’m an active member of the Lean In Women In Tech community here and can be found speaking at the occasional tech event as an advocate for minorities in tech. Prior to this, I’ve worked at various…

STEM Up: Kaitlyn Contreras

Just one phone call stood between Kaitlyn and joining the US Army – A call from her school’s admissions office. Kaitlyn works as a research assistant at Global and Public Health Office and Institute for Leadership Initiative, and has recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She aspires to be a doctor one day and nothing’s…

STEM Up: Florence Simon

Meet Florence, an engineer turned into professor. After experiencing a fair share of struggles herself, Florence has set an example that you can achieve anything if you are determined enough. Let’s get to know her better! 1.What’s your story? I developed keen interest in engineering from a very early age, so as soon as I…

STEM Up: Mariana Quiroga Londoño

Hi! My name is Mariana and I was born in Colombia. After my family and I survived one of the worst earthquakes in the Colombian history, we moved to Spain to start a new life. We faced struggles settling down but somehow managed to find a place to live and a spot for me in…

STEM Up: Urja Modi

Hi, I am Urja and I am in the final year of dentistry. Choosing a field in medicine was the easiest decision of my life. I am a doctor and I enjoy helping people. Other than that, I am an ambivert and I love to party! I have a degree in Bharatnatyam, I was an…

STEM Up: Sukanya Tiwatne

My name is Sukanya, and I am a data scientist! I have a Master’s degree in Business Analytics and I love reading (check out – ‘Why We Sleep’ and thank me later 😉), calligraphy, and researching about data science. Being a minority, I am always looking for ways to encourage more women in STEM. I…