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Science Wire: WIS Talks @ Guilder

Have you ever found yourself wondering what turn your career would have taken, if you had accepted one or the other opportunity that presented itself but was totally unrelated to your job at the time? Join our upcoming Science Wire, where we will be hearing from these three awesome speakers who have all taken weird career turns throughout their life:

Marcie Colledge is cofounder of Yellow Scope, a Portland company that makes science kits that take girls seriously. She has a PhD in neuroscience and in her previous life before starting Yellow Scope she worked in academic research for over 15 years, including running her own research lab. After taking a hiatus from the lab bench when her two daughters were young, she started volunteering at their elementary school. It was here she met Kelly McCollum, another scientist-mom. Marcie and Kelly worked together as volunteers for seven years leading STEM programs at the school. Yellow Scope grew out of their shared a passion for science, education, and closing the gender gap in STEM!

Mike Nelson has worked in the coffee industry as a barista, consultant, roaster, trainer, and company co-owner with various specialty coffee companies in the US and abroad. He combined his love of scientific research and coffee by focusing his graduate research on climate change and coffee, and holds an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science and an MSc in Geography. He is co-founder of Junior’s Roasted Coffee, and oversees the company’s green coffee buying, roasting, and wholesale training. In April 2017 Mike and his business partners opened Guilder, a cafe and bar in Northeast Portland that also serves as the roastery for Junior’s Roasted Coffee.

Rather than having a career endpoint that was clear from the beginning, Jennifer Seamans sees her vocational process as iterative, continually updating with changing local conditions and information.  Over the last two decades she has engaged her experience and expertise in math, sociology, science education and assessment, systems and pattern language, and environmental science project management — with an eye toward changing who is engaged in science/STEM, how it is done, and who benefits. Jen is halfway through the MPH program in biostatistics at OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, with interests in social and environmental determinants of health, public health education, and measuring health outcomes related to public policy.

Join us for an evening of fun and inspiration. We will provide some refreshments, drinks and more substantial food will be available for purchase at the bar.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

This event is free, registration is required. Please register here.

All are welcome!