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Out in Science

Out in Science, hosted by the Gladstone Institues in partnership with UCSF and the Graduate Queer Association
Stories from LGBTQIA+ Scientists and Their Unique Journeys
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Mahley Auditorium

Being a member of the Queer community can shape your path in any profession. Every person’s experience is uniquely based on the combination of their different backgrounds—race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status—and the sum of these identities present their own set of challenges and opportunities. Discover what you can do to make the sciences a more inclusive environment for everyone.

Come hear stories from LGBTQIA+ panelists and find inspiration in their unique journeys.


  • Derek Applewhite, Associate Professor of Biology, Reed College
  • James Ashenhurst, Product Scientist II, 23andMe
  • Lauren Esposito, Assistant Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences
  • Seth Pardo, Behavioral Health Epidemiologist, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Moderated by Roberto Efraín “Robbie” Díaz, TETRAD PhD Candidate, UC San Francisco

The event includes a panel discussion and a question-and-answer period. Following the event, you will have an opportunity to network with panelists and other guests during a reception in the Gladstone lobby.
To foster a thriving community that celebrates Queer people, allies and friends are encouraged to attend.

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Hosted by the Gladstone Institutes, UCSF's Graduate Queer Alliance, and the UCSF LGBT Resource Center.

This event is organized in collaboration with Gladstone’s LGBTQ+ community group, whose vision is to create an environment of openness and inclusion across the spectrums of gender and sexuality.

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