Activism

My work

Supporting diverse scientists is my favorite thing. I helped found the Women in Natural Sciences group (WINS) at the American Museum of Natural History and was elected Secretary for six years while I worked on my PhD. I organized events like Take Your Daughter to Work Day, invited female speakers to the Museum, and collaborated with AMNH Pride on events focused on equity and ally-ship. As a part of the steering committee, I worked on a variety of member-requested projects including: mentoring circles, which linked female scientists at different career stages; working with IT to get WiFi in lactation rooms; hosting events about mental healthcare access for student researchers; and supporting members campaigning to change the racist anthropological halls at the Museum. We organized our members to participate in activism across the city, including events held by 500 Women Scientists, Black Youth Project 100, and the Women’s Marches (pictured). We also successfully petitioned the administration to hire the first HR representative focused on diversity and to explicitly value diversity, equity and inclusion in its hiring practices. Check out WINS's Twitter for current news.

Resources

Women's March, Jan 21, 2017