Upcoming IREAP-ROLE JEDI Lunch with Dr. Clara Barker

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Dr. Clara Barker, Ph.D.

 Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time: 12PM

Where: go.umd.edu/JEDILUNCH

Talk Summary:  Dr Clara Barker isn’t your typical scientist. Although she’s now come to embrace standing out from the academic crowd, her professional journey has been challenging. As a woman who is transgender, she didn’t trust the STEM community to accept her as she is and it took her years to start sharing her experiences with her peers. Now a material scientist, Clara explains how positive role models are the key to creating a truly diverse workspace and emphasizes that universities need to create safe spaces in order to attract the boldest, brightest and best young minds.

Published January 14, 2022