by Laura García Ibáñez
On Thursday September 27, we had the pleasure of co-hosting our first happy hour of the fall/winter season with EcoWomen NYC.
EcoWomen‘s mission is to inspire and empower women to become leaders in the environmental community through educational and professional development opportunities. Their mission is fully aligned with that of 500WS – we were very glad to join forces with them, and hope for more collaborations in the future.
The happy hour was held at e’s Bar in the Upper West Side. It gathered about 20 women of widely different personal/scientific backgrounds and career levels. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded women.
We hope to see you at our next event!
About the Author
Laura García Ibáñez, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University Medical Center. Her studies focus on the mechanisms that give origin to B cell lymphomas. She also collaborates with the Association of Spanish Researchers in the USA and has been selected to be a part of the Fourth Homeward Bound cohort. Homeward Bound is a global leadership initiative to empower 1000 women working in STEM to become leaders in their fields. As a member of this program, Laura will be traveling to Antarctica in November 2019. A passionate advocate for science, Laura is most concerned about the spread of anti-science policies and sentiments, such as the anti-vaccine movement. In her free time, she loves the outdoors, traveling, and dancing.
Edited by Helen H. Kang