Lydia Villa-Komaroff will describe her life as a scientist, including a brief overview of her family roots, graduate work at MIT, postdoctoral research in the recombinant DNA revolution, and her experience as new faculty member learning the unwritten rules of academia. She’ll discuss her decision to leave the bench to enter academic administration, her entry into the business side of science, and her current focus on increasing diversity in science, math, engineering and medicine. She is currently interested in how mental processes that underlie human decision making can interfere with increasing diversity in American research and educational institutions.
Villa-Komaroff's visit is sponsored by the Kenyon HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Office of the President, Adelante and the Latinx Concentration Advisory Board.
Monday, September 16 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022