Join five Black scientists from different fields, institutions, and career levels as they share their experiences in science and academic professions. Each panelist will introduce themselves, their research passions, and their workplace concerns, and then we’ll hold an audience Q&A.
Our panelists are:
Amber Wendler is a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences. Amber studies the behavior of tropical birds. She recently co-organized #BlackBirdersWeek.
Daniel Smith is a graduate student in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Daniel studies the role of plants in streambank erosion.
Korin Jones is a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences. Korin studies the skin microbiome of frogs.
Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong is an assistant professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech. Dr. Frimpong studies the ecology and conservation of freshwater fishes.
Dr. Shaz Zamore (they/them) is an instructor and STEM outreach and inclusion faculty member at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Zamore conducted post-doctoral research at Virginia Tech, working with flying snakes in the laboratory of Dr. Jake Socha.
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