Professor, History of Science, African and African American Studies
I am a scholar and former Dean of Harvard College researching the intersections of race, gender, science and medicine.
Learning / Being Challenged
Day to Day
My daily work revolves around my study of race and gender in regards to science and their impacts on each other. Currently, I focus most of my day to day work and teaching around figuring out why we don't have more women and minorities in scientific professions. I teach classes, develop curriculums, grade papers, etc. I also read a lot of research and literature on this subject.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Get mentors and listen to their advice. Be curious and willing to dig deep in order to answer the "big" questions that you have. Being able to do thorough research is helpful.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Confront gender and racial stereotypes directly. Continue on your path in your area of interest and don't let anyone tell you, you don't belong there.