I’m working on an employment story for C&EN about diversity, and I’m collecting testimonials from chemists who have overcome personal struggles to pursue a career in chemistry. The challenges could be related to gender, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic factors, etc. I’m hoping these stories will motivate and encourage the next generation of chemists to not give up on their dreams in the face of hardship.
The stories will appear online and may also appear in the April 21 issue of C&EN: http://cen.acs.org/diversity-in-the-chemical-enterprise.html
If you know of someone who fits this description, I would love it if you could recommend them. My e-mail is email@example.com. Thanks so much!