NO is a sentence! Do you set boundaries in your STEM life?
Dr. Korie Grayson is a biomedical engineer, chemical engineering researcher, and a diversity advocate in STEM. She’s also a huge proponent of women learning how to set boundaries in their STEM life. In her conversation with founder and CEO D Sangeeta they will explore how to navigate a challenging career with personal goals. This dynamo woman in STEM is a proud alumna of the HBCU Norfolk State University, where she earned her BS in Chemistry (2012). Korie obtained her MS (2017) and PhD (2020) in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University, where she elucidated a sensitization mechanism of current chemotherapy drugs used to treat metastatic prostate cancer to a nanoscale therapeutic that selectively kills cancer cells in 2D and 3D prostate cancer cell culture environments. Currently, Korie is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan in Chemical Engineering. Her research will focus on the evaluation of novel nano- and microparticles for therapy in neutrophilic, acute inflammatory disease and cancer. Recently, Korie received the honor of making the “2020 List of Influential African American Women to Follow on LinkedIn” and the “1000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” list. Korie is passionate about increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM by illustrating that representation matters. She is the Diversity Chair for @womendoingscience, a popular IG account that showcases women in STEM from all over the world. She also has her own inspiring Instagram account with 18+K followers.