Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Spotlight


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This Month’s Featured Scientist

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Hometown: Concord, California Tell us about yourself! “I was born and raised in the Bay Area along with my three siblings. It was great to be raised in such a diverse environment. Since moving away, I find...

Previously Featured Scientists

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS

STEPHANIE SANDOVAL-PISTORIUS PhD Candidate, Neuroscience Hometown: Concord, California Tell us about yourself! “I was born and raised in the Bay Area along with my three siblings. It was great to be raised in such a diverse...

MARAL BUDAK

MARAL BUDAK

MARAL BUDAK Fourth Year, Biophysics Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Tell us about yourself! “I’m from Turkey, where scientists are not appreciated nearly as much as they are in the US, and there aren’t a lot of job opportunities for...

TONY LARKIN

TONY LARKIN

TONY LARKIN Fourth Year, Neuroscience Hometown: Warner Robins, GA Tell us about yourself! “After participating in many STEM summer camps throughout middle and high school, I began to really develop a love for math and aspiring career...

CAROLINE HERNANDEZ-CASNER

CAROLINE HERNANDEZ-CASNER

CAROLINE HERNANDEZ-CASNER First-year, PIBS Hometown: El Paso, TX Tell us about yourself! "I was born and raised in the boarder town of El Paso where it’s sunny 302 days out of the year. Growing up Hispanic, the majority of my family...

KELSEY KOCHAN

KELSEY KOCHAN

KELSEY KOCHAN First-year PIBS student, Pharmacology Hometown: Taylor, MI Tell us about yourself! “As a first-generation college student, I grew up believing that college was something unattainable for me. I was raised in a town without...

KAYLIN WHITE

KAYLIN WHITE

KAYLIN WHITE Second-Year PhD Pre-Candidate, Pharmacology Hometown: Detroit, MI Tell us about yourself! "I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan in a single parent home. With assistance from my mom's siblings and mother, she wanted...

FILIPE CERQUEIRA

FILIPE CERQUEIRA

FILIPE CERQUEIRA Second-Year PhD Student Molecular and Immunology Tell us about yourself! "I was born in Salvador, Bahia, a black-majority city in Brazil. I moved to a small town in Texas when I was 7, and I consider myself a Texan at...

SIERRA NANCE

SIERRA NANCE

SIERRA NANCE Second-Year PhD Student Molecular and Integrative Physiology Tell us about yourself! “My name is Sierra Nance and I’m a first generation college student from Indianapolis, Indiana. I attended Winston Salem State University...

LINDY JENSEN

LINDY JENSEN

LINDY JENSEN Third-Year PhD Candidate Molecular and Integrative Physiology Tell us about yourself! “I was born and raised in a small, conservative rural town in Minnesota called Buffalo with my parents and older brother. Despite...