Staff scientist Dr. Elena Braithwaite to discuss STEM careers with McNair Scholars

March 19, 2013

Dr. Elena Braithwaite, a staff scientist from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will give a presentation on her career path to students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Her talk is geared specifically to the goals of participants in the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, a post-Baccalaureate and federally-funded program for underrepresented scholars that the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement supports. Dr. Gregory J. Vincent invited her to discuss her career with students to give them a sense of what their future work paths might look like.

Braithwaite earned an undergraduate degree in Marine Science and Environmental Studies at Hampton University and a doctorate in toxicology at the University of Kentucky. She was a postdoctoral scientist in France before she went on to work at the National Institute, where she currently studies disease progression among other things.

Her presentation will be held in the new Liberal Arts Building (CLA 0.122) on April 23 at 5:30 p.m.


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