She initiated I, Scientist because she would like to increase the visibility of role models for underrepresented and discriminated groups of people with background in the natural sciences and mathematics. She would like to create a safe space where everyone can meet and share their stories.
She joined the I, Scientist team because science should be able to offer equal opportunities to all people independent from gender. With this conference she wants to help to develop a space to discuss pathways to overcome gender biases and privileges.
During my studies, I have seen how the number of women decreased compared to the number of men as the subject became more and more technical. On top of this, it is also well known that there is a salary gap between men and women and a lack of women working in STEM fields. For this reason, I try to share my passion for science with the young ones by giving talks and activities in high schools, hopefully making them understand than science doesn’t distinguish between gender or race.
I joined the I, Scientist team because diversity is far from being achieved in science. I believe this conference is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of this problem and discuss what actions could we take to improve gender and cultural diversity in the field.
After a 3 month period in the USA at Harvard Medical School, she did a Postdoc at the ETH Zürich.
Currently she works works in the University of Konstanz as an advisor on gender consulting where she organizes interdisciplinary exchange between the collaborative research centers of the german science foundation. While managing these aspects and two children she also pursues a masters degree in science management.
This is frustrating as having no role models can make you question whether you belong in spaces of power traditionally occupied by (white) men. The winners of this system oftentimes do not feel the urge to challenge the status quo, which is why I think conferences like I,Scientist are extremely important. After attending the conference in 2019, I felt inspired to contribute to its continuity and remind everyone, including myself, that we should keep making steps towards real equality.