Two Cornell postdocs selected as AAAS If/Then Ambassadors

Faces of approximately 60 AAAS IF THEN ambassadors

October 9, 2019

Ana Maria Porras, presidential postdoctoral fellow in biomedical engineering and NextGen Professor, and Claire Meaders, postdoc in ecology and evolutionary biology and NextGen Professor, were recently announced as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Ambassadors.

Porras was also recently profiled by Forbes, where she discussed her AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador involvement and other scholarly pursuits. Read the full article.

IF/THEN seeks to further advance women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. Rooted in a firm belief that there is no better time to highlight positive and successful female professional role models, IF/THEN is designed to activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers by: (1) funding and elevating women in STEM as role models, (2) convening cross-sector partners in entertainment, fashion, sports, business and academia to illuminate the importance of STEM everywhere, and (3) inspiring girls with better portrayals of women in STEM through media and learning experiences to pique their interest in STEM careers. See the full list of ambassadors.