This inclusive event will highlight neurodiversity as speakers share their personal experiences and insights on how their perspective shaped their academic and scientific careers. 

A recent article from Harvard Medical School shares that Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. The word neurodiversity refers to the diversity of all people, but it is often used in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as other neurological or developmental conditions such as ADHD or learning disabilities. The neurodiversity movement emerged during the 1990s, aiming to increase the acceptance and inclusion of all people while embracing neurological differences.

Join us on March 16 as we celebrate neurodiversity and build community.  During the event, we hope attendees will gain:

  • Deeper understanding of the experience of neurodivergent individuals
  • Insight on how to communicate and support neurodivergent co-workers, friends, and acquaintances 
  • Familiarity with career pathways for neurodivergent people   
  • Increased awareness and allyship for neurodiversity

View the recording here.

Speaker Panel:

Jeimi Ellis, Geologist, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador

Brooke Enright, Former REEF Marine Conservation Intern

David Gibrino, Master's Student at University of Hawaii at Hilo

Toni Galloway, PhD Candidate University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Devon Judge, BS, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing Student