Session Summary:

Data suggests that less than 3% of data scientists are women of color. My journey and that of many other women who fall at the intersection of being underrepresented in this field is one that is often filled with pitfalls and curves that can result in continued exclusion in these spaces. My journey as a historically excluded double minority in STEM is one of triumph, but not without the community educational tools, online platforms and genuinely inclusive members of the R Studio and open science communities. My work explores how we can build on these tools and further propel the use of open science as a tool for equity and diversity in STEM, now more than ever.

Session Details


01:30 PM to 01:50 PM

Cherry Blossom

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Ileana Fenwick

UNC Chapel Hill

Ileana Fenwick is an open science advocate and Marine Sciences Ph.D. Student at UNC Chapel Hill . Ileana's research focuses on evaluating how marine communities respond to climate change and human impacts. Her work uses innovative quantitative to improve our ocean management outcomes. In addition to her research, Ileana is also a fierce advocate for HBCU engagement and equity in open science and marine science through her consulting and volunteer work.