Keynote Speakers

Dr. Valerie Young

Expert on

Imposter Syndrome

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Dr. Leroy Chiao

Former NASA Astronaut

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Panelists

*JHU Alumni or Faculty

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Ulyana's

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Dr. Ulyana Desiderio*

PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Maryland state science boss

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Chris'

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Dr. Christopher Consolino*

PhD History

Operational challenges consultant

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Devin's

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Dr. Devin Rosenthal

PhD Cellular & Molecular Biology

Expert in corporate strategy, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial forecasting

How do I pivot my career beyond academia?

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Ethel's

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Isabel's

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Marco's

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Dr. Ethel Rubin*

PhD Biochemistry & Biophysics

Matchmaker of science and capital

Dr. Isabel Romero Calvo

PhD Biochemistry

Scientific Illustrator

Dr. Marco Boggero* 

PhD International Economics & International Relations

Expert on politics of Earth's climate

How do I design my personal brand for any career?

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Keri's

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Dr. Keri N. Althoff*

PhD Public Health

Dedicated HIV/AIDS detective

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Jennifer's

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Dr. Jennifer Polk

PhD History

Radical PhD advocate

Dr. Kimberly Kong*

DMA Piano Performance

Pianist, blogger, artist

How do I communicate my academic story?

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Jennifer's

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Dr. Jennifer Watson Wester*

PhD History of Art

Art professor and gallery director

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Yolanda's

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Dr. Yolanda Abel*

EdD Teacher Development and Leadership

Education professor and medal-winning educator

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Prachee's

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Dr. Prachee Avasthi

PhD Neuroscience

Science professor, algae spy, and academic publishing liberator

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Rufus'

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Dr. Rufus Tony Spann*

PhD Psychology

Researcher with focus on resiliency in youth, family systems, and African American men

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Netz's

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Dr. Netz Arroyo*

PhD Analytical Chemistry

Pharmacology and molecular science professor, Tree Stump Extrapolator

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Ericka's

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Dr. Ericka Boone

PhD Biobehavioral Health

Director of the NIH division of loan repayment 

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Ashani's

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Dr. Ashani Weeraratna*

PhD Molecular & Cellular Oncology

Cancer biology professor and researcher, women in STEM champion

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Chanel's

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Dr. Chanel Matney*

PhD Neuroscience

Cortical circuit mapper, science + tech for justice fighter

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Julie's

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Dr. Julie Avina

PhD Health Education

University dean, funk band member, dabbles in carpentry

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Basil's

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Dr. Basil Hussain*

PhD Molecular Biology & Genetics

Science in business consultant, observes pathogens

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Erin's

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Dr. Erin VIllareal*

PhD Near Eastern Studies

U.S. government watchdog

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Corbin's

Bio

Dr. Corbin Cunningham*

PhD Psychological & Brain Sciences

Expert on visual perception and attention

How do I build my academic portfolio?

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Clinton's

Bio

Dr. Clinton Cave*

PhD Neuroscience

Neuroscience professor, researcher or molecular mechanisms

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Amira's

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Dr. Amira Rose Davis*

PhD History

History professor, podcast host

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Elizabeth's

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Dr. Elizabeth Nance*

PhD Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical engineering professor, Forbes called her "disruptive"

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Chris'

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Kristen's

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Dr. Chris Gatti

PhD Machine Learning & Data Analysis

Body scientist, circus consultant

Dr. Kathryn Nesbitt

PhD Chemistry

Assistant Referee, FIFA

Dr. Chris Arnade*

PhD Particle Physics

Wall Street trader turned social photographer and critic

What does research look like beyond academia?

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Dhathri's

Bio

Dr. Dhathri Chunduru*

PhD Quantitative Methods & Sociology of Education

Policy queen of equity and education

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Chelsea's

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Dr. Chelsea Hughes

PhD Counseling Psychology

Video gaming industry advisor

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Svitlana's

Bio

Dr. Svitlana Volkova

PhD Computer Science

Helps humans better understand humans using AI

What can I do to establish a global career?

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Kristen's

Bio

Dr. Kristen Kozielski*

PhD Biomedical Engineering

Brain whisperer

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Soumik's

Bio

Dr. Soumik Siddhanta*

PhD Materials Science

Chemistry professor, molecular imagemaker

What can I do to keep growing as an academic?

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Daniel's

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Dr. Daniel Ennis*

PhD Biomedical Engineering

Radiology professor, MRI master

Dr. Katherine Scafide 

PhD Nursing

Nursing professor, forensic consultant, deemed the "paintball lady"