I have a a physical disability that causes chronic, widespread pain. 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.

You can listen to my story about caving and chronic pain on the Story Collider podcast (audio with transcript).

Gabriela Serrato Marks tells her story at Oberon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in October 2017.

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!

Here’s a short, introductory-level guide to making scientific conferences more accessible.

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I am always happy to speak with other disabled scientists – please get in touch if you’d like to chat.