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I have been pursuing a career in science for 13 years, first as a graduate student, then as a Postdoctoral Scholar and now as staff Research Scientist. I’ve dedicated myself to academic research because I want to spend my working hours solving problems and making peoples’ lives better. But as I’ve progressed through my positions I’ve found that people of color like me are increasingly scarce. White supremacy has many causes and consequences, but one important cause of under-representation is that academic researchers lack power and a collective voice through every step of our career paths. …

Iván Cruz

I have been pursuing a career in science for 13 years, first as a graduate student, then as a Postdoctoral Scholar and now as staff Research Scientist.

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