In my last Mademoiselle Spotlight, I wrote about The Thesis Whisperer, and for this post, I am featuring Donna Kridelbaugh as this month’s Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist. Donna has amazing content for early career researchers and professionalskridelbaugh

Photo Credit: Donna Kridelbaugh

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Donna Kridelbaugh:

When I started Mademoiselle Scientist I only had a handful of followers and I did not know about the online science community. I just knew I wanted to share. Donna was one of my first followers who left a comment and were able to set up a time to chat. She shared her STEM journey and her work with her Science Mentor. I talked about my STEM journey and what I’m doing with Mademoiselle Scientist. We have some overlapping interests and it was nice talking to someone who understands the STEM journey. She gave me some great advice and I know it will help my readers out too. Even though I’m new to this platform, I’m excited about what is next. Thank you Donna for helping and inspiring me to continue to write on this platform.

What is Science Mentor?:

Donna is the founder and creator of Science Mentor; a resource for writing, editing, and strategic communications. She is a writer, editor, career mentor, and master microbiologist. She has an M.S. in microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a combined 10 years of research, teaching, and project management experience.  She is truly indeed a science mentor.

Donna represents a Mademoiselle Scientist that showcases the places that a STEM degree can take you. STEM is research, writing, teaching, mentoring, communication, and much more. Thank you, Donna, for showing me more STEM career options and how to develop an exit strategy when necessary.

In addition, Donna is an advocate for diversity in STEM, which is something that is important to me as well. I want to see more women and people of color in STEM careers.

If you are new to Science Mentor check out: how to use the myIDP tool, which is something I still use, and self-mentoring. She has many resources that are easy to understand and will help you get started in your STEM career. 

Whether you are an early career researcher, professional, student, or interested in career resources I recommend Science Mentor.

What resources do you use?  Comment below.

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