Scientific Self-Expression: How My Journey Led to My Research Aspirations

By: Ximena Leon My journey towards scientific research has never been a clear path. I was introduced to scientific research my freshman year of college, merely three years ago. I was invited to join an Introduction to Biology Research course at my community college taught by Dr. Elvira Eivazova. I was enrolled in the Pre-HealthContinue reading “Scientific Self-Expression: How My Journey Led to My Research Aspirations”

Minimizing the Effects of Social Determinants of Health by Incorporating Structural Competency

By: Ximena Leon COVID-19 has brought light to the inequalities and inequities caused by discriminatory systems in the U.S. Moreover, COVID-19 has highlighted the vulnerable populations through each of the stages of the virus including information dissemination, viral transmission, quarantine, and reopening. Marginalized and minoritized communities have increased health risks due to differences in race,Continue reading “Minimizing the Effects of Social Determinants of Health by Incorporating Structural Competency”

Communicate Your Purpose by Bridging the Gap

By: Ximena Leon To be a successful scientist you have to be a successful science communicator. Too often, scientists are so passionate about their work that they can forget about the importance of effective communication. Effective communication is critical for the audience to understand the message, reflect on the purpose, and take action. The audienceContinue reading “Communicate Your Purpose by Bridging the Gap”