Steph Guerra is a science policy fellow with the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) at the National Academies. Her work focuses on increasing diversity and inclusion across the scientific enterprise. Some of her projects include research to improve the tenure and promotion process for women and underrepresented groups, work to increase the representation of women in entrepreneurial leadership positions, and community engagement to address and prevent sexual harassment in STEM.
Steph received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Her thesis work focused on the development of novel targeted treatments for lung cancer patients though her scientific expertise extends to precision medicines across all solid tumors. Outside of her lab work, Steph spent much of her time at Harvard as the co-director of Science in the News, a science outreach group that bridges the gap between scientists and non-scientists by training over 250 graduate students each year in science communication. One of her greatest accomplishments in graduate school was the organization of a daylong biomedical science conference aimed at the public, an event that attracts over one hundred attendees annually that is now entering its fifth year.
Steph enjoys working to drive innovation that exerts positive impact equitably across society and will devote her career to this endeavor.
Ph.D., Harvard University
Biological and Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology)
Certificate in Science Communication
Certificate in Science Policy
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
B.S., Carnegie Mellon University
Biological Sciences (Developmental Biology)
B.A., Carnegie Mellon University
What I've Achieved AWAY FROM THE BENCH
Co-director of Harvard's Science in the News
Founder of SITN's DayCon event
Organized social events for the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy
Written articles aimed at the public on scientific topics
Courses at HLS, HBS, and HSPH
Organizer of National AAAS meeting workshop
Mentored fellow graduate students in #scicomm and #scipol
Earned certificates in Science Communication and Science Policy