Once isolated in the sciences, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux fights for equity

Not seeing “faces like hers” at science conferences, Piqueux switched to a career in higher education

“What would be a dream for most left me feeling isolated and alone. My attempts to explain how difficult it was for me to reconcile my identity as a black woman with the study of esoteric topics like the Jovian atmosphere fell on deaf ears. On campus, at the conference, I saw who wasn’t there just as much as those who were.”

Reflecting on a science conference she attended as a former graduate student, Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux, a research associate professor with USC Rossier’s Center for Urban Education, speaks about the absence of women of color in science.

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