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Homeward Bound 2019 Antarctica

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Mother. Scientist. Doctoral Student. Sustainability Consultant. STEM Advocate. Environmentalist.... and proud to be participating in the next Homeward Bound 2019 expedition to Antarctica.

What is Homeward Bound 2019?
Homeward Bound 2019 is a groundbreaking leadership, strategic, and scientific initiative which will bring together 80 female scientists from all over the world to partake in a year-long transformative program. Studying climate change science and participating in leadership building activities in efforts to influence policy and decision making regarding climate change will be featured. The culminating event is a 14-day expedition to Antarctica in January 2019.

Mother Nature Needs Her Daughters

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My Background
I am an alumna of Spelman College, an all female Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Atlanta, GA, USA where I received my B.S. in Chemistry. I then went on finish my M.S. in Polymer Chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Currently, I am a doctoral student at Prescott College studying Sustainability Education.

My research investigates the utilization of sustainability education in efforts to broaden participation, increase retention, and create opportunities for contribution for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

Goals for the Program
Climate change and the ramifications it is having on our planet deeply resonate with me. It is imperative that we actively inform and educate the next generation  of scientific innovators to address these challenges. It is equally important that historically underrepresented groups, namely women, are included in the discussion to find solutions. Women and diverse thoughts are needed to lead the quest to remedy climate change. The opportunity to study climate science, explore Antarctica, and experience the front lines of climate research will be a highlight of my career. 

My estimated cost for the expedition is $20,000. 
$16,000 for the expedition
$2,000 for airfare
$2,000 for specialty gear and equipment

Thank you for your support in this incredible journey. This adventure is surely to be a transformative experience for myself and the planet.

More information about Homeward Bound can be found at  https://homewardboundprojects.com.au.
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In addition to being a full-time Ph.D. student and full-time mom, I am now also the Graduate Research Assistant in Spelman College's Office of Science, Engineering, and Technical Careers. Continuing my research to support and mentor women in STEM. Returning to my alma mater is another "Homeward Bound" moment!
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