ISCS21 Community Cohort

There has never been a more important time for those who serve actively marginalized communities to align and lift each other up around both our challenges and our successes. The Inclusive SciComm Symposium, in collaboration with Daniel Aguirre from Pueblo, seeks to be in solidarity and community with those who are on the ground floor of advancing and realizing equity. To this end, and with the support of Science Sandbox, an initiative of The Simons Foundation, we are convening a cohort of community engagement practitioners. This initiative aims to support community-developed knowledge, alignment, and action. Read more about the goals of the Community Cohort initiative here.

Introducing the first cohort of community engagement peers for the 2021 Inclusive SciComm Symposium:

  • Amy Dixon - Name: Amy Dixon Pronouns:she/her/hers Affiliation: Foresight North East Lincolnshire Amy Dixon is a Project Worker with Foresight North East Lincolnshire, a UK non-profit organisation which supports disabled adults, aiming to… (...)
  • Daniela Zárate - Name: Daniela Zárate Pronouns: all and none Affiliation: Four Lizard Daniela Zárate (Four Lizard) is an extraterrestrial, multi-spirit kaleidoscope of a being interested in spurring spiritual and scientific revolutions in… (...)
  • Evelyn Valdez-Ward - Name: Evelyn Valdez-Ward Pronouns: she/her/ella Affiliation: ReclaimingSTEM Institute Evelyn (she/ella) is a sixth year, formerly undocumented, PhD candidate, Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Switzer Foundation Fellow studying the effects of drought… (...)
  • Jylana L. Sheats - Name: Jylana L. Sheats Pronouns: she/her/hers Affiliation: Aspen Institute Jylana L. Sheats, PhD, MPH is an applied behavior scientist who has leveraged her education and experience to lead, shape, and… (...)
  • Natalie Nicole Sanchez - Name: Natalie Nicole Sanchez Pronouns: she/her/ella Affiliation:  University of Washington Natalie “Nicole” Sanchez is a finishing PhD candidate at the University of Washington. She is a member of the UW… (...)
  • Joey Rodman - Name:Joey Rodman Pronouns: they/them Affiliation: Okie Space Theater, Joey Rodman is an Oklahoma based science communicator. Joey has worked in informal science education for over 10 years in museums, schools,… (...)
  • Trisha Hautéa - Name: Trisha Hautéa Pronouns: she/her/hers Trisha Hautéa (MAT, MBA) is a Filipino American educator, researcher, public speaker, consultant, and advisor whose purpose is to build opportunities for impactful multifaceted industry… (...)
  • Mohammed Rahman - Name: Mohammed Rahman Pronouns: he/him/his Affiliation: Rochdale Science Intitative C.I.C High school science was scary- why I didn’t get a grade, and my relationship with science ended there. It wasn’t… (...)
  • Pame del Valle - Name: Pame del Valle Pronouns: Any Affiliation: Scientific Workers Collective Pame del Valle is a PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a member of… (...)
  • Shari E. Miles-Cohen - Name: Shari E. Miles-Cohen Pronouns: she/her/hers Affiliation: American Psychological Association As the senior director of the Human Rights Team at the American Psychological Association (APA), Shari E. Miles-Cohen, PhD serves… (...)
  • Ann Fomukong-Boden - Name: Ann Fomukong-Boden Pronouns: she/her/hers Affiliation: Kakou Ann Fomukong-Boden – Co-Founder, Director and Principal Electronic Engineer at Kakou. I run an engineering social enterprise in Chesterfield, UK called Kakou. The… (...)
  • Stephen Williams - Name: Stephen Williams Pronouns: he/him/his Affiliation: The Oasis Centre I am a Community Centre and Project manager working in the Bassetlaw area of North Nottinghamshire in the UK. I am… (...)
  • LeKeisha Harding - Name: LeKeisha Harding Pronouns: she/her Affiliation: E.A.S.E.L My name is LeKeisha Harding and I am the founder of E.A.S.E.L,.a consultancy that focuses on supporting learning institutions and the families that navigate… (...)
  • Rob Ulrich - Name: Rob Ulrich Pronouns: they/he Affiliation: Reclaiming STEM Institute Rob Ulrich (they/he) is the Associate Director of the Reclaiming STEM Institute, a writer, and a biogeochemistry Ph.D. student at UCLA researching how… (...)
  • Amparo Leyman Pino - Name: Amparo Leyman Pino Pronouns: ella-she/her/hers Affiliation: Yellow Cow Consulting Amparo Leyman Pino is an education consultant based in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, she has broad experience in the… (...)
  • Jasmin Graham  - Name: Jasmin Graham  Pronouns: she/her Affiliation: Minorities in Shark Sciences Jasmin Graham is a shark scientist and environmental educator who specializes in elasmobranch (shark and ray) ecology and evolution. Her research interests… (...)
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