Cultural Awareness Statement
As a nation of immigrants, our strength lies in diversity. We are all different in many ways, and that diversity has paved the way for progress. Diversity fosters creative and social thinking, which not only benefits our society but also in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. I believe different perspectives are an integral part of scientific progress, as science is a team effort that often spans several innovative and hardworking contributors.
The importance of cultural awareness and diversity is increasingly evident in particular STEM careers. Our lab is composed of people from different facets of society. As an immigrant myself, I value the opportunities this nation has provided me. In our lab, we strive to share our experiences and knowledge to build a collegial workplace. We invite everyone, regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, to join our team. Together, we can explore new frontiers and achieve scientific excellence.