STEMExplore Virtual Career Connection with Minorities in Shark Science (MISS)

October 28, 2020 6:30 PM


Join EarthEcho International as we highlight relatable voices in STEM careers! With STEMExplore, we invite female professionals to share their STEM journey with a live audience during dynamic virtual events.

The conversation will focus on women in STEM and the STEMExplore Mentors will share their personal journeys and the positive influences that helped them to realize their professional capabilities. Minorities in Shark Science (MISS), is an organization dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in shark science. MISS encourages women of color to push through barriers and contribute knowledge to marine science.

During this 30-45 minute session, the participants will:
- Learn about marine science as a career in general;
- Observe the day to day tasks of a marine scientist;
- Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area;
- Ask interview questions of the STEMExplore expert.

Date: October 28, 2020 at 6:30 PM EASTERN

Topic/Career: Marine Science, Elasmobranch Ecology, Conservation


Jaida Elcock, Carlee Jackson, Amani Webber-Schultz, and Jasmin Graham - Founders of Minorities in Shark Science (MISS)

MISS was founded by four Black female shark researchers. We strive to be seen and take up space in a discipline that has been largely inaccessible for women like us. We strive to be positive role models for the next generation. We seek to promote diversity and inclusion in shark science and encourage women of color to push through barriers and contribute knowledge in marine science. Finally, we hope to topple the system that has historically excluded women like us and create an equitable path to shark science. We believe diversity in scientists creates diversity in thought, which leads to innovation.

Classroom Resources

STEMExplore Mentor Reflection Guide

Use this worksheet to allow students to reflect on their experience with a STEMExplore mentor after a Virtual Career Connection.

Science Standards