Jennifer Stimpson is changing the face of science! As a Black chemist and educator, she wants to show young girls that scientists can look just like her. She’s encouraging middle school students to enter the field by highlighting work by female or Black scientists, providing opportunities to do hands-on work, and illustrating career paths in science.
Other people inspiring us this week
🎁 Kayli Joy Cooper, a high school student, has been giving homeless teens wellness kits with the help of Girls with Impact. Each kit includes soap, shampoo, and more.
🎨 Thanks to efforts by British artist Tom Croft, nearly 500 frontline workers were paired with an artist who listened to their story and painted them a touching, personal portrait.
🗳️ Jacqi Masseo volunteered as a poll worker on Staten Island so that vulnerable older folks, who tend to make up the majority of poll workers, could stay home this election.
🍀 People in Ireland raised over one million dollars for Navajo & Hopi families, as a huge thank-you for their help with the Irish Potato Famine back in 1847.
🏄 Staff at the nonprofit First Descents has been providing frontline workers with free outdoor adventures, like rock climbing and surfing, to help them recharge.