LGBT+ Visibility in STEM

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe & Bar and Know Science

Date: Jul 15th

Join us to celebrate visibility & representation of LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs, who collectively represent a powerful force of scientific progress and discovery!
​This event aims to create opportunities for community connections, and greater queer prominence within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).​

Queer visibility ensures that the next STEM generation has LGBTQ+ role models, and helps the current generation know that they’re not alone.


Ang Contreras (they, them)

Representing oSTEM at Stevens Institute Of Technology.​

Micah Savin (they, them)

Clinical Psychology PhD at Fordham University & first-generation queer Native American. Savin is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Honorable Mention. Their National Science Foundation project investigates the neurocognitive implications of minority stress among LGBTQ culturally/linguistically diverse adults.

Cecina Babich Morrow (she, her)

Helen Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. She works with Mary Blair in the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation on the open-source species distribution modeling software Wallace. Follow her on Twitter.

Alex Moore

Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History conducting scientific research with a focus on biodiversity conservation, and adjunct professor in Columbia University. PhD from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, focusing on how predator-prey interactions impact the health and functioning of wetland ecosystems.

Greg Youdan (he, him)

PhD student in Kinesiology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Youdan is an instructor/lecturer in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences and is the lab manager of the Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory, where his research focuses on Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and stroke. He is a dancer, and teaches Pilates. Follow him on Twitter.

Claudia Astorino (she, her)

Evolutionary biologist and biological anthropologist Ph.D. student at CUNY Graduate Center, and an intersex activist raising awareness about intersex human rights issues. Astorino is co-founder of the NYC Annual Intersex Awareness Day and former Associate Director of the US chapter of Organization Intersex International. She is a committee member of gAyAPA – the organization for LGBTQQIAA physical anthropologists in the U.S. Follow her on Twitter.

Sara Van Eerde (she/her & they/them)

Degrees from the NYU Silver School of Social Work & Muhlenberg College. Senior Trainer & Social Worker at Global Kids, providing one-on-one counseling, co-facilitates the Human Rights Activist Project, and leads an LGBTQ+ and Allies support group and a Wellness Club. Sara's work focuses on Gender Equality, and how it is necessary to bring into any conversation about equality & environmentalism.


Co-presented by 500 Queer Scientists, ACES NYC, & Know Science.


With information tables from Aces NYC, oSTEM, and Out in Tech.

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