• I am a Board Member of Women In Science at Yale. WISAY supports women in STEM at all career levels through advocacy, mentoring programs, community building and career development. Here are some events I've taken the lead on as a WISAY Board Member:
    • I worked with the Yale Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching and Learning to bring Story Collider to campus Feb 28-March 1 2017 for several events related to science communication and outreach, including a night of science storytelling from Yale faculty and students.
    • With Maria Tokuyama and Najla Arshad, I run a mentoring program that brings faculty mentors together with small groups of female post-docs. This program currently consists of 14 mentoring groups and serves >80 post-docs.
    • In Nov 2014, I organized and moderated a panel on "Strategies for Increasing Diversity in STEM Fields" with Linda Bockenstedt, the Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Yale Task Force on Gender Equity, Eric Patridge, President and Founder of oSTEM, Corey Perez, Yale PhD student and Columbia Bridge to the PhD program alumus, and Keshia Ashe, Co-Founder and CEO of ManyMentors
  • From 2015-2017, I was the Post-doctoral and Student Representative of the Division of Comparative Endocrinology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. As the Post-doc/Student Rep, I organized a new event for the 2017 SICB Meeting in New Orleans, “Lunch with a Comparative Endocrinologist,” which brought small groups of students and post-docs together with faculty members during the meeting.
  • To read a guest post I wrote for the women-in-academia blog Tenure, She Wrote about the importance of self-advocacy, click here.

Photos from the Yale Story Collider science storytelling event on Feb 28, 2017 Photos: Alex Zhang