Evelyn is a PhD candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology, and co-founder and director of Reclaiming STEM, a workshop that provides training for marginalised students. She advocates for undocumented scientists who, like herself, hold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and her activism lead to her being named a 2018 UCS Science Defender. In 2020, she was chosen as one of the Grist 50 for her policy and advocacy work.
You can follow her work here:
- Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Wikipedia
- Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Union of Concerned Scientists
- I’m an undocumented scientist fighting for my Dream, Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Science, 9 November 2017
- Trials by Fire: Stories about difficult paths to science, The Story Collider, 31 August 2018