What inspired this blog?

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Micheline Khan speaking on a panel at Ryerson University to undergraduate science students (photo credit by Ryerson University)

We’ve all heard the saying, “things don’t always turn out the way you’d expect.” My university undergraduate experience, as is the case with most, was a very narrow focused one, separate from a world of infinite careers in a myriad of fields. In a way, that experience served as the impetus for the development of this blog. After graduating from university and on the hunt for a job, I wanted to find a way to stay connected to innovations in science and ecology. So, what initially started as a Facebook group to share thoughts, ideas and news articles about eco-companies, science and conservation, organically transformed into this blog.

 

It took me some time to realize the potential of MyLGF and how far I could take it, as I was caught up in the minutia of editing content and fine-tuning web design. I wanted it to be a platform for promoting a dialogue around science, conservation and the dedicated and incredible scientists and researchers working in the field. MyLGF  also incorporated a collection of  information, and insights on the various ways People Of Colour (POC) working in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) navigate the landscapes in which they study, work, innovate, and create change.

I continue to write about and feature brilliant people working in this field in order to facilitate and encourage conversations and hopefully inspire more young women of colour to enter and remain in the field of science. It is my hope that as I grow, so too will MyLGF situating itself as a hub of valuable information, and to continue expanding understanding, providing a voice and being an exciting place for dialogue, constructive debate and innovative thought.

– MK

#SciSnippets are short pieces to share quick facts about science 

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