COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND MENTORSHIP
It's important to engage the community in STEM - this includes schools and teachers, STEM ecosystems, and the general public to increase their understanding of STEM.
I've collaborated with schools by creating content that teachers can use to celebrate STEM holidays, connecting teachers to STEM professionals that can help enhance their classrooms, and even creating relevant videos to showcase diversity in STEM (watch some of them in the Student Engagement section). I presented at local conferences for teachers, like Cobb County's STEMapalooza and the Georgia Tech STEAM Leadership conference.
I've engaged in the community by partnering with diversity and STEM-focused organizations, like Science ATL and the Latin Youth Leadership Conference. With Science ATL, we created a new program (https://scienceatl.org/spsp/) to partner STEM professionals with teachers for a year of collaboration.
I've connected with the public in general science communication, giving presentations through museums like the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL.