Mademoiselle Scientist: Who is She?

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My name is Martina and I am the Director and Founder of Mademoiselle Scientist, a digital platform where I share resources for the next generation of scientists.  I am a toxicologist, science communicator and STEM advocate with an interest in public health. I am committed to promoting diversity in STEM, mentoring and supporting STEM students. I am driven as a STEM advocate to increase diversity in science and uplift the science community one person at a time.

Before starting Mademoiselle Scientist I followed a few STEM and higher education blogs: This Week in Virology (TWIV) and The Thesis Whisperer. After doing some research and talking to The Thesis Whisperer I decided to start this blog. Throughout my journey, I had many mentors, gained insight and discovered resources that have helped me along the way. Starting Mademoiselle Scientist was my opportunity to create a platform where I could encourage scientists, students and share my journey. Back in 2013, there were not many blogs that were sharing information to help the next generations of scientists. Now there are more blogs/platforms such as Stories in Science #VanguardSTEM, #BLACKandSTEM and Dr. Renetta Tull’s blog that showcase science stories, higher education, outreach and STEM diversity.

To all my Mademoiselle Scientists readers, “Do you remember when you fell in love with science? Why did you become a scientist?”

  • The urge to innovate?
  • Did you know a scientist?
  • Did you have a mentor?
  • What resources did you have available to grow your love of STEM?
  • In the comments leave your favorite #STEM blog.

Come follow me on my journey and share!

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