Speaking

I have had the privilege to serve as a keynote speaker and panelist for audiences ranging from undergraduates science majors to TED Global to the attendees of World Economic Forum on Africa. It is a joy to be able to share what I am passionate about with others, and to help them identify and ignite their passions.

2010 PopTech Conference, Camden ME

Speaking Topics

  • Global science capacity: the needs of global scientists, the importance of infrastructure for science, and how to build it sustainably.
  • Science diplomacy: how US scientists can collaborate with and support their counterparts in the developing world.
  • Corporate social responsibility: how companies, particularly scientific and R&D companies, can support communities at home and around the world in a way that fits with their corporate strategies.
  • Non-academic careers for scientists: transferable skills for scientists and how to create a career in nonprofit or entrepreneurship.
  • Social entrepreneurship: how to start, scale and sustain a social enterprise, no matter what your education background.

Speaking Engagements

  • GE Healthcare Life Sciences, “Empowering Scientists Everywhere to Transform the World”, Marlboro, MA. January 2019
  • Universidad Pontificial Bolivariana, “The Next Generation of Global STEM Leaders”, Medellin, Colombia. October 2018
  • International Max Planck Research Schools, “Scientist to CEO: Transferable Skills from Academia for Business”, Gottingen, Germany. September 2018
  • MilliporeSigma Global Town Hall, “Catalyzing Global Science”, Waltham, MA. June 2018
  • GE Healthcare Life Sciences, “Storytelling and Global Science”, MA. June 2018
  • Armenian Biotech Group, “Armenia and Seeding Labs”, Watertown, MA. June 2018
  • Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Forum, “Equipping and Training the Next Generation of Global STEM Leaders”, Cambridge, MA. June 2018
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, “Scaling a Social Enterprise”, Philadelphia, PA. April 2018
  • Next Einstein Forum, moderator, “The Future of Health: Preventing and Diagnosing Disease”, Kigali, Rwanda. March 2018
  • South Africa Network for Biosciences, moderator and speaker, “Infrastructure for Innovation”, Pretoria, South Africa. February 2018
  • DePaul University, “From Scientist to Social Entrepreneur”, Chicago, IL. October 2017
  • DSM North America R&D Meeting, “Unlocking Opportunities for the Global Science Community”, Waltham, MA. September 2017
  • New England Graduate Women in Science & Engineering, “How Do We Make Real Progress for Women in STEM?”, Boston, MA. August 2017
  • Lown Scholars at Harvard School of Public Health, “Unlocking Scientific Talent Worldwide”, Boston, MA. July 2017
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation Day, panel ”
    Looking Back – Entrepreneurial Voyages by Prior MALSI Inventors”, Boston, MA. June 2017
  • Draper, Women in STEM fireside chat, Cambridge, MA. June 2017
  • “Africa-Led Health Systems”, Panel at World Economic Forum Africa, May 2017 
  • Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Career Symposium, Cambridge, MA. May 2017
  • University of Pennsylvania, Lipman Family Prize Awards Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA. April 2017
  • Harvard University Office of Career Services, “Writing Your Way Off the Island”, Cambridge, MA. January 2017
  • TED @ MassChallenge, “Changing the Map of Global Science”, Boston, MA. November 2016
  • Nonprofit Leaders Network podcast, “From Scientist to Nonprofit Leader”. October 2016. 
  • New England BioLabs Passion in Science Awards, Humanitarian Award Ceremony, “Catalyzing the Innovative Power of Global Scientists”, Beverly, MA. October 2016
  • Babson/HEC Executive Education, “How I Became an Accidental Social Entrepreneur”, Wellesley, MA. October 2016
  • The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, “Tangible Tools Ignite Innovatino Equitably”, United Nations, New York, NY. May 2016
  • Merck & Co. Research Labs, “Catalyzing Scientific Progress in the Developing World”, Boston, MA. April 2016
  • Laboratory Products Association Spring Meeting, “Catalyzing Scientific Progress in the Developing World”, Boston, MA. April 2016
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Research Fellows, “Take Control of Your Next Job”, Boston, MA. March 2016
  • The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies SciX, “Catalyzing Analytical Chemistry and Natural Products Drug Discovery Around the World”, Providence, RI. September 2015
  • Nature Careers “Transferrable Skills: Beyond the Bench”, Boston, MA.  June 2015 
  • Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine, US Department of State Office of the Science & Technology Advisor to the Secretary official visit, “Global Science Collaboration & Infrastructure”, Havana, Cuba, June 2015
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1 Federal Women’s Program, “Rice, Research and Responsibility”, Boston, MA. February 2015
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Ideas Festival, “Journey of a Social Entrepreneur”, Boston, MA. February 2015
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) Research Policy Launch, “The Impact of Research Infrastructure”, Washington, DC. January 2015
  • National Association of Scientific Materials Managers, “Fostering Scientific Collaboration, Access & Equity, and Reuse Around the World”, Indianapolis, IN. July 2014
  • Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference, “The Next Global Scientific Revolution”, New Haven, CT. April 2014
  • University of Michigan STEM Africa conference, “Leveraging the Resource Gap to Catalyze Research in Africa: Lab Equipment as Angel Investment”, Ann Arbor, MI. April 2014
  • Momenta Pharmaceuticals, “Changing the Global Face of Science”, Cambridge, MA. April 2014
  • Rutgers University, “Changing the Global Face of Science”, Newark, NJ. April 2014
  • Science Shaping Our World, panel “Innovations in the Science Non-profit Sector”, Boston, MA. March 2014
  • MIT Sloan Women in Management, Cambridge, MA. February 2014
  • IDEAS Boston, University of Massachusetts, “The Next Global Scientific Revolution”, Boston, MA. October 2013
  • American Chemical Society Human Rights webinar series, “Supporting Scientists’ Rights to Tools, Training and Global Networks”.  August 2013.
  • swissnex Boston/Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Women in Leadership Positions, Cambridge, MA. April 2013
  • Global Environment Speaker Series, University of Richmond, “Yes, Scientists Can Change the World”, Richmond, VA. November 2012
  • Partnering for Global Impact, “Catalyzing Global Innovation, One Scientist at a Time”, Lugano, Switzerland. July 2012
  • Fulbright Program, Institute for International Education, “New Technologies for Public Health”, Cambridge, MA. May 2012
  • Society of Women Engineers, “Putting Your Skills to Work for Global Good”, Boston, MA. February 2012
  • Echoing Green Be Bold Summit, “The Opportunity of Science, the Science of Opportunity”, Austin, TX. January 2011. 
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, “The Next Global Scientific Revolution”, Kumasi, Ghana. January 2011
  • Smaller Business Association of New England, “Five Lessons from Social Enterprise for Any Business”, Boston, MA. December 2010
  • PopTech!, “Scientific Superheroes”, Camden, ME. October 2010
  • TED Global, “Three Building Blocks for Truly Global Science”, Oxford, UK. July 2010
  • National Society of Black Physicists, “Changing the Map of Scientific Innovation”, Washington, DC. July 2009