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I Turn Research into Empowerment and Knowledge
I Turn Research into Empowerment and Knowledge
Role: Grant writer on the fundraising committee

i-Trek is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide undergraduate research experiences for underrepresented students in STEM. These experiences assist in developing essential research skills for students who might not otherwise have access to a research experience at their own institution. I serve as a grant writer for the fundraising committee, and work on the educational STEM research to support grant proposals to obtain funding for i-Trek.

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International Younger Chemists Network
Role: Public Outreach committee chair

IYCN seeks to connect and support young chemists on a global scale. IYCN's efforts to accomplish this mission fall into four key pillars: communicate, collaborate, educate, and mentor. As a newly established group recognized by IUPAC, IYCN is focused on growing the network and providing support for its members in each of these pillars. 

IYCN has several committees to take on the organization's responsibilities, and I am the team lead for the Public Outreach committee. The Public Outreach committee works to connect chemists with the public and to educate others about the role chemistry has in our daily lives. Through IYCN, we connect with people all over the world, and provide our members with resources so that they can promote chemistry in their own communities.

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Younger Chemistry Education Scholars
Role: Committee member

YCES supports graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career (1st-5th year) faculty engaged in pursuing chemistry education research. In addition, the committee promotes interest in chemistry education inclusive graduate programs through outreach to undergraduates. YCES is affiliated with the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

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