Volunteering as an ally

Volunteering as an ally

The word “ally” has floated around social media for the last few weeks as non-Black people learn what they can do to fight racial injustice. I’m not the best person to explain the importance of anti-racist allies since I don’t personally experience racism,...

Science is a roadmap for better policy

I entered the University of Minnesota as a microbiology major with a passion for advocacy. I originally believed that these interests would remain separate, but I quickly reconsidered. Now more than ever, science needs advocates. The relationship between science and...

Conveying the stories of science

 Growing up, I loved sitting next to my dad every Sunday to watch the news program “60 Minutes.” My favorite stories focused on science and research. Even though I was only a kid, I understood the science in the stories, and felt captivated by its impact and...
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