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Photography credit: Sarah Lawrence College. Pictured is Alyssa in a pink top, black pants, and lab glasses while standing before a table which has a foamy explosion of an elephant toothpaste experiment.

Welcome to Disabled in STEM!

This website/movement was inspired by looking through #DisabledInSTEM on Twitter and not seeing a lot of representation. I noticed that there are not many people in STEM like me and wanted to change that… so this project was conceived!

My name is Alyssa and I am currently a third year PhD Candidate at Baylor College of medicine. I am fortunate enough to be a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, who wants to pave the way for others in STEM. Connect with me on LinkedIn.

When I was going through the undergraduate and pursuing STEM, I noticed the lack of resources for those with disabilities and wanted to fill that gap. Through this initiative, I hope to provide others with resources that they may find beneficial to inspire their career and help make STEM more accessible for all!

For July’s Disability Pride Month in 2020, I was asked to write a blog post for the Journal of Integrative and Comparative Biology, which can be accessed here. I talk about the current outlook on STEM 30 years after the passage of ADA, along with the founding of DisabledInSTEM.

I’ve also recently written a post on accessibility practices to labs which can be read here

I’m always interested in writing or talking about my experiences to others. If you have an opportunity in mind where my experience as a disabled scientist is sought after, please feel free to reach out to me!

Volunteer Opportunity

If you are interested in volunteering to help with this initiative, please feel free to shoot an email to: disabledinstem@gmail.com

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