Critical Conversations
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Kim Tran, PhD

Consultant and Author

Inequity in biomedical research compromises scholarship and culture. Only 5.2 percent of Latinx people and 2.4 percent of Black and African Americans are awarded doctorates in science, technology, engineering and math. Underrepresented communities also face a sharp decline at the postdoctoral and junior faculty levels.

Mentorship and cultural change are proven ways to support and retain underrepresented scientists and teams.

In Brave Bystanding, you'll cultivate straightforward skills to build inclusion. Using a research backed bystander intervention framework, you'll learn to recognize and address interpersonal harm in the workplace. The resulting shift encourages all team members to build enduring equity.

Registration is limited to 35 participants.

About the Speaker

Kim Tran is an equity strategist who brings movement lessons to organizational spaces. For over a decade, she has supported social impact organizations align their external work and internal values. Her clients include the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, and PREreview. Kim holds a doctorate in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley and is currently writing a book on Asian American activist solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Her work has been featured in NPR, Slate, Politico, PBS New Hour and the New York Times.


February 3, 2022
1:00-2:30pm PST

Critical Conversations was launched in 2020 as a way for Gladstone community members to challenge and empower themselves by considering different ways of thinking through the lens of others. These discussions will encourage you to reframe or shift your perspective. All community members are encouraged to participate and continue the dialogue outside this forum.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.