What Does a Scientist Look Like?/Too Pretty to be a Scientist

A few months ago the Science MentorĀ told me about a new science blogger, La Cientifica. So I went on over to her blog and came across her post, Please Refrain. In this post she shared some of the crazy comments she gets as a woman in science. Here are some of the comments that stood…

Mademoiselle Scientist Turns 1 Year Old: My 1st Blogiversary

Today Mademoiselle Scientist turns 1 Year Old. It's my blogiversary! I cannot believe that a year ago today I published my first post. I started Mademoiselle Scientist as a way to support the next generation of scientists and to share my journey as a woman in STEM. Now, that I have had Mademoiselle Scientist for…

Empowering Women in STEM

Earlier this year I shared a post about my reflections as Black Woman in STEM #AAWiSTEM. I know that there many women in STEM that read Mademoiselle Scientist who can relate to some of the things I mentioned in that post. Let's go a bit deeper. Empowering Women in STEM: 1. Support Each Other: As…

Like A Girl by Always Woman in STEM Reflection

Recently I came across the Always #LikeAGirl campaign and it made me reflect on being a woman in STEM. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs Always #LikeAGirl Video Woman in STEM Reflection: A few months back I shared my reflection about being a Black woman in STEM, which ties into the reason I started Mademoiselle Scientist - a platform that…

Careers: Science Policy Reflection – AWIS & NSBE Mashup

For the past few months I have been hearing a lot about alternative science research careers, specifically science policy, patent law, science communication and science journalism. Recently, I attended the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Career Panel on Science Policy and Education hosted by the AWIS-Baltimore. Science policy is the branch of public policy…

Black History Month Edition of Mademoiselle Scientist: My Reflections as Black Woman in STEM

As Black History Month comes to an end and Women's History Month begins I have spent some time reflecting. In my previous post, I did a spotlight about Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb who is an African-American research scientist (Cell Biologist/Cell Physiologist) who made great contributions to cancer research. When Cobb entered graduate school there were…

5 Tips for Women in STEM

Depending on your industry being one of a few women in STEM is common. If you are a woman of color this is even more common. As more diversity initiatives and programs that support women in STEM are being created we are starting to see more changes. This is why it is important for us…

A Little Bit about the Scientist…

My name is Martina. I am a Toxicologist, Science Communicator and STEM Education Advocate who supports the next generation of scientists. I have worked with various professional scientific societies and organizations who are committed to broadening participation in STEM careers. My experiences as a researcher, science communicator, and doing education advocate has inspired me to…

Welcome to Mademoiselle Scientist!

Mademoiselle Scientist is a digital platform that supports the next generation of scientists. Everyone has their own introduction to STEM, here is mine. I remember at an early age being excited about all things science. I enjoyed learning more about science every day. On the weekends I was often at my grandparents' backyard chasing fireflies…