Our most recent meeting featured a great talk from Sara Kinslow M.Sc., a Penn alum and currently a physical scientist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Sara talked about her path to government, her own work, and the vital role of the EPA in our society. Anyone who is interested in pursuing a scientific career within the government should contact us, and we will happily put you in touch with Sara!

On Thursday, October 8th, several of our members will be meeting the Ambassadors to the U.S. of the Baltic countries, right here in Philadelphia! We are working with the Lithuanian Embassy on a Suicide Prevention project, and are extremely excited to facilitate this project at such a high level!

Other projects are also well underway and we’ll be getting updates on those at our next meeting. Additionally, stay tuned for more info on the rest of our fall speaker series, including a visit from Cathy Campbell, the president and CEO of CRDF global, on October 16th from 12-2pm! The event will be co-sponsored by Penn Graduate Women in Science and Engineering and Dr. Campbell will be discussing the role of scientists in international diplomacy and the role of female scientists as leaders in their fields. We’ll also be co-sponsoring some events with the Fels Institute of Government, with details coming soon.

Hope to see you at the next meeting!