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Professor Paula Welander on "Navigating the academic path as a first-gen Latina scientist"

Friday, Sep 25, 2020 1:00 PM
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Stanford Earth's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives

Please join us on Sept. 25th at 1pm for our special in conversation event with ESS Professor Paula Welander on "Navigating the academic path as a first-gen Latina scientist." This event is part of the #Stanford Earth Celebrates series honoring Latinx heritage month and the contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx community in the Earth and Environmental sciences. 

Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current research program is focused on understanding the biosynthesis and physiological function of “molecular fossils” or biomarkers in extant bacteria. Learn more about her research group here:

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