As a young Black girl growing up, I remember not seeing many scientists who looked like me.Read more
Author: Martina G. Efeyini
Martina is a toxicologist, science communicator, and STEM education advocate who is passionate about supporting the next generation of scientists. She earned her master’s degree in toxicology from St. John’s University and her bachelor’s degree in toxicology from The Pennsylvania State University. Her experiences have allowed her to work with scientific organizations to support students, coordinate programs, write, and communicate science.Whether she was working with the UMB CURE Scholars Program as the College and Career Readiness Coordinator or writing for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, her goal is to make science accessible for everyone. She has also written for various professional scientific societies including the Scientista Foundation, the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society for Women Engineers, and for Mademoiselle Scientist, her STEM digital platform.