Mademoiselle Scientist: Who is She?
About the Scientist:
My name is Martina. I am a toxicologist, science writer and STEM education advocate. I am interested in infectious diseases, vaccine research and empowering women in STEM. Also, I enjoy mentoring and sharing my experiences to help the next generations of scientists.
Before starting Mademoiselle Scientist I followed a few science 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 chance to create a platform where I could encourage scientists 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 such as #VanguardSTEM, #BLACKandSTEM and Dr. Renetta Tull’s blog that showcase science stories, higher education and science diversity. Mademoiselle Scientist is my story and my way of giving back to the community of scientists as a mentor.
For all of my Mademoiselle Scientists reading this, “Do you remember when you fell in love with science? Why did you become a scientist?”
- The urge to create and innovate?
- Did you know a scientist?
- Did you have a mentor? A role model?
- What resources did you have available to grow your love of science?
- In the comments leave your favorite #STEM blog.
Come follow me on my journey!
Please share with your fellow Mademoiselle Scientists!