Dr. Elena Braithwaite, a staff scientist in the Laboratory of Toxicology and
Pharmacology at 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.
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.
Braithwaite mentors, networks and supports underrepresented scientists. She also provides career development resources to retain and advance minority scientists to help foster a diverse scientific community. She will discuss her career path, her personal, educational, and professional experiences, and some of her research.
This presentation will be of particular interest to students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, but is open to anyone wishing to attend. Please feel free to forward this invitation. The presentation is sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. The event will take place in the Liberal Arts Building (CLA), Room 0.122 on April 23rd at 5:30 p.m.