Early-career scientist associations

Throughout my career, I’ve been heavily involved in organizations supporting STEM students and early-career scientists.

As a staff scientist at Argonne, I continue supporting early-career scientist with mentoring and community-building initiatives such as the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP 2023).

During the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2019 I had a chance to discuss the topic of aiming for a career in science with 3 Nobel Laureates in Physics Donna Strickland, Bill D. Phillips, and Wolfgang Ketterle, fellow young scientist and advocate for diversity Niamh Kavanagh, and STEM career consultant Alaina G. Levine.

During the Online Sciathon 2020, I was a leader of a project aiming to create a toolkit for early-career scientists with tips on how to creare, empower, and grow an effective association. Our toolkit is avaliable at earlycareer.science. You can watch the 3-min pitch of our project below.

My blog post and video about Imposter Syndrome.

More to Read

Some of my Twitter threads and LinkedIn posts related to academia and career-development:

Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association

Sep 2018 - Mar 2021Member of the Board

Dec 2018 - Dec 2020Co-Chair


As a co-chair of the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association, representing about 1000 postdocs from 6 different STEM Research Areas, I was collaborating on different levels with the Berkeley Lab Postdoc Office and the Bay Area Postdocs to support the postdoc community to help them succeed in future career paths. Our primary goal was to enrich the postdocs’ professional and personal lives through various events and activities, including career-development and community-building programs.

Activities I took a leadership role at the association include:

Math and Natural Sciences Student Association at the Jagiellonian University

Sep 2009 - Sep 2011Ordinary Member

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012President

Sep 2012 - Sep 2013Member of the Advisory Board

As a president of the Math and Natural Sciences Student Association of the Jagiellonian University (Koło Matematyczno-Przyrodnicze Studentów UJ) I was supporting STEM students of the Jagiellonian University through science projects, workshops, conferences, and community-building programs. In the years 2009-2013, the association consisted of about 90 active members.