State: New York
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO.
“I work with a Huntington’s Disease C. elegans model to study how protein aggregates found in their mechanosensory neurons change as a function of time.”
TELL US WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS…
“STEM research is a typically white male-dominated field, and it is important in science to have a diverse group of researchers working to tackle a problem through unique perspectives. Working with my colleagues, my work could help inform future therapies for treating Huntington’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.”
WHAT UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES DO DREAMERS BRING TO THEIR WORK?
“My immigrant experience has allowed me to approach the problems I face in a different way that adds value to the work I do. Also, as one of the few women of color in STEM, my presence inspires other young women of color to join the world of STEM by seeing people like them working in these fields.”