Meet Three Experts Changing the Face of STEM
Virtual career fair video, grades 9–12
A career in STEM can be incredibly exciting—especially when it’s your job to study American black bears in the Western Great Basin, to advocate for the benefits nature provides to people in cities, or to act as a test engineer on airplane engines. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?
Join us as we talk to three STEM professionals about their careers in engineering, ecology, and advocacy, and how they got to where they are today. This live event, presented in partnership with EarthEcho International, will bring to life the wide array of potential STEM careers for your students, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion in the field.
Panelists will explore and discuss their journey to becoming professionals, what they love about their work, and what students from all walks of life can bring to STEM fields. Your students will be able to ask questions along the way and interact live with each professional.
The discussion will ignite a fire for STEM careers that your students may not have considered yet. It’s eye-opening!
Blaze Lightfoot Jones-Yellin works for The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program in the Eastern United States and is based in New York City. Blaze seeks to change the world by equipping the next generation of leaders with tools to tackle the greatest challenges facing people and nature.
Monica Dujic is the manager of Assembly Engineering, Systems Engineering Validation (SEV) at Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach, Florida location. Monica currently oversees all aspects of Commercial and Military engine assembly activity supporting the company’s SEV Development Assembly organization worldwide.
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a large carnivore ecologist currently studying human-carnivore conflict and the influence of human activity on carnivore habitat. Rae is a Conservation Science Research and Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Kahlil Kettering is the Urban Conservation Director for the Maryland/D.C. Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Kahlil works on creating an urban conservation strategy in Washington, D.C. that elevates the intersection of the quality of life in urban communities and nature’s benefits to people in cities.
EarthEcho International is a nonprofit organization founded by Philippe and Alexandra Cousteau. Its mission is to inspire young people worldwide to act now for a sustainable future.
- STEM Virtual Career Fair Teacher's Guide
Published May 2017