International Pathfinders

The Irish Association for Women in Geoscience recently hosted their International Pathfinders Online event, celebrating some of the awesome female geoscientist that have inspired us along our careers. Happening online as a result of the current pandemic five international women geoscientists at various stages in their career discussed their varied and diverse career journeys. Firstly, Dr. Anna Hicks @volcanna – a volcanologist, a disaster risk reduction specialist, and a science communicator, currently working @BritGeoSurvey @LyellCentre . Then, Dr. Anjana Khatwa @jurassicg1rl – an Earth Scientist and a presenter who is currently working as Engagement Lead @WessexMuseums and is also a @ndawards finalist as a Positive Role Model for Race, Faith and Religion. Followed by Dr Adriana Guatame Garcia of the Delft University of Technology @TUDelft spoke in the #InternationalPathfinders event. The Colombian geologist and geometallurgy specialist shared here experiences in the mining sector, as well as in academia. The next speaker was Dr Leanne Melbourne of University of Bristol Earth Science. @LeanneMelbourne is a Lecturer in Marine Palaeontology and did her PhD on the structural integrity of marine calcifiers in response to ocean acidification and warming. And the final speaker of #IAWGPathfinders was Dr Luciana Esteves of @Geography_BU Lu is a committee member of @WomenInCoastal and has carried out research on the impact of covid19 lockdown on female academics.

More information including videos of the event can be found at the IAWG Website

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