#AmplifyBlackVoices: Imari Walker Takeover

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Imari Walker in lab coat and goggles

On July 15, microplastics researcher Imari Walker (@Calimari93) took over the @SciTechMuseum Twitter account to share her experiences as a Black woman in the field of science and engineering.

A 5th year PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at Duke University, Imari is studying chemicals in microplastics in water. On YouTube, Imari explores the effects of microplastic pollution and the harmful chemicals in personal care products. She also provides tips to thrive in school.

In case you missed it, here is what she had to say:

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Melissa Gruber

Melissa Gruber is a Strategic Communications Officer at Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation. She’s worked for national advocacy, funding and programming organisations across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Melissa is driven by her passion for the power of cultural institutions to improve social outcomes but also to allow us to imagine the world as it could be.