This is our first episode of our Wonder Women in STEM- Mini-Series. In this series, we are interviewing speakers from our upcoming virtual conference, that will be taking place on Oct 20th & 21st. Sign up NOW for this FREE event here.
Our guest today moved to Canada in 8th grade. She is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Immunology studying the immune memory formation in food allergies. In addition to research, she also spends time engaging in youth outreach. She started a grassroots organization called Lotus STEMM, which is a networking and leadership platform for South Asian women in STEMM fields. Additionally, she owns a custom cake business with a passion for science-themed cakes. Let’s talk to Roopali to learn more about her STEM Story.
About Lotus STEM
Lotus STEMM is my initiative to create a networking and leadership platform for South Asian women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) fields, especially in the Diaspora. The aim of Lotus STEMM is not only to provide support for women already in the field, but also to encourage young South Asian girls to pursue STEMM for the right reasons, while also bringing their parents along on the journey.