ALD Online 2020 Women in STEM Advocates: 25. Evelyn Valdez-Ward

Evelyn Valdez-Ward

Location: USA

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.

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Twitter: @wardofplants

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Posted in Ada Lovelace Day 2020.