Macaulay Honors College is thrilled to host a lively discussion on women in the sciences, personal branding and professional growth featuring two of our former scholars. Researcher and author Dr. Yasmine Daniels PhD ’08 will share the inspiration behind her recent book Building my Self-eSTEAM in Science. Joining her will be fellow Hunter College graduate Ashley Sealy ’20, currently pursuing her Masters at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Yasmine Daniels
Science Policy Researcher
Dr. Yasmine Daniels has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry and has done a great deal of research in Environmental Remediation a fancy way of saying finding ways to make the environment cleaner. She has worked on projects where she designed eco-friendly particles that were capable of removing toxic substances (like heavy metals) from water. She also spent some time improving analytical methods used for analyzing nanoparticles and inorganic polymers.
Currently, Dr. Daniels works as an Industrial Hygienist in government and spends a lot of her time reviewing and assessing industrial and airborne particulate hazards. Her work focuses primarily on ways workers can protect themselves from health hazards while at work (e.g. wearing respirators) and the bulk of her time is spent researching, reading, writing and interpreting the science behind workplace hazards and methods of protection.
When she isn’t doing her full time job, Dr. Daniels is a full time mom, a Chemistry Adjunct Professor, volleyball coach, mentor and champion of STEM+Art (or STEAM) outreach.
Dr. Daniels obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Hunter College and her M.Phil and Ph.D. from the City University of New York, Graduate Center. As a chemistry student, she was inspired and encouraged by her chemistry professors and she has been dedicated ever since to give back to students and academia. She teaches both general chemistry and organic chemistry and enjoys sharing her passion for science with her students. @classycheminist
Ashley Sealy is a recent graduate from Macaulay at Hunter, where she majored in Human Biology and double minored in Public Health and Public Policy. While at Macaulay, she served as Co-President of the Macaulay Diversity Initiative. Currently, Ashley is pursuing her master’s degree in Health Administration at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
This is an event taking place virtually. Additional details may be sent to you after registration.