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An Introduction to Científico Latino

Updated: Feb 26, 2021

Originally posted on the PhD Balance Social Media Platforms on 01/22/2021.

This week on Grad Chat we have two individuals joining us from Científico Latino, co-founders Robert W. Fernandez, PhD and Olivia Goldman! Learn more about Científico Latino below:

Graphic - the logo of Científico Latino is in the centre of the graphic, outside there is headshots of 12 scientists who work on the graduate student mentorship program (GSMI) that Científico Latino runs.

Científico Latino is a volunteer-run grassroots STEM organization dedicated to increasing the pool of underrepresented scientists by creating a platform where everyone—regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or immigration status—has equal access to opportunities and guidance to become successful STEM professionals.

Last year, we started our graduate student mentorship program (GSMI) to help underrepresented scientists navigate the hidden curriculum of graduate school applications. As part of this program, our scholars are paired with science professionals that provide feedback on all aspects of their graduate school application, access to webinars on demystifying the graduate school application process, one-on-one mock interviews, and a community of mentors and scholars in STEM. We have also generated open-access STEM resources from the high school to graduate level, to help students find summer research programs, fellowships, post-bac programs, and graduate school visit weekends.

Our open-access resources and programs are only possible through the dedication of our amazing Científico Latino team, composed of STEM professionals across several universities, who are passionate about changing the narrative and enabling underrepresented scientists to succeed in STEM.


Join us tomorrow (Saturday) at 3 pm ET for the LIVE Grad Chat stream on Youtube!

You can also now listen to all our Grad Chat episodes as a podcast, which is hosted on Anchor FM and available on all major streaming services!


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