I have a a physical disability that causes chronic, widespread pain. My condition is called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. When I first got diagnosed, I was so nervous that I wouldn’t be able to have a successful career as a geoscientist because of it. I am making an effort to talk about my experiences to raise awareness, advocate for greater access, and make sure that no one feels the way I did.
I’m a board member for the International Association for Geoscience Diversity, a non-profit organization that advocates for disabled geoscientists.
I am currently working on a video series about Disabilities + STEM, funded by the TwoPhoton small grant fund. The videos will be linked here when they are complete!
I am always happy to speak with other disabled scientists – please get in touch if you’d like to chat.