We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month and I wanted to take a moment to share my platform to highlight some incredible Latinxs who are making waves in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics). I am lucky to consider many of these fantastic people friends and gotten to follow their journeys for a while now.
Without further ado, and in no certain order... it is my honour to introduce you to people you will be inspired by every day!
brianne - the people engineer
I don't even remember the first time I met Brianne but I treasure our friendship - especially when our paths cross on the internet. She is such a powerhouse: she's an international speaker, podcast host, has her own consulting firm, and even has mentorship series that drops GEMS every single time. Follow her on instagram!
Ana Maria - Science, Technology & Engineering
Dra. Ana Maria Porras Corredor arrived in the United States from Colombia with a dream: to become a biomedical engineer. Since then, she has completed a BS, MS, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering and is now a Biomedical Engineer Professor at University of Florida researching a wide variety of topics ranging from tissue engineering to the gut microbiome and global health. She also does some incredible #scicomm by crocheting microbes. Follow her on instagram to get science communication in both English and Spanish!
Mariana - Paleontologist
Currently a natural history conservator at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Dr. Mariana Di Giacomo has a PhD in the Preservation Studies from the University of Delaware. A lover of natural history, she is dedicated to caring and preserving of the fossils in museums. Give her a follow on Twitter to learn more about her work!
stephanie - ethical hacker
Stephanie is incredible to talk to about a number of topics: spirituality/souls, quantum physics and the cosmos. Like... come on, who wouldn't have a BFF like that? Not to mention she's a cyber security whiz (she isn't called "La Reina del Cyber" for nothing) and I constantly learn something new from her feed! Follow her on instagram, learn about how she got into cyber security, and maybe get some #OOTD inspo from her.
ana - marine biologist
Meet marine biologist Ana Silverio, who has a B.S in Marine Science from The University of Texas at Austin and is currently a researcher at the Quantitative Marine Ecology Lab (University of New Hampshire). She's part of Minorities in Shark Sciences (MISS) and I just know she is going to shine brightly in the shark science world. Give her a follow on instagram today to follow her amazing career!
Mena - tech, digital marketing, art
Mena Martinez is a bad ass PhD student researcher (focusing in Higher Education and Student Affairs) whose instagram feed is FIRE. She is passionate about STEM education, advocacy, and making tech more accessible & equitable. Her platform is filled with content that encourages women and girls from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue STEM degrees and careers... so what are you waiting for?! Give her a follow!
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