Miriam Beatriz Valenzuela

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Graduate Student, Research Fellow

San Francisco, California

Miriam Beatriz Valenzuela is a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine fellow and second year graduate student at San Francisco State University in the cell/molecular biology masters with emphasis in stem cell science. She is currently conducting her research at the University of California-San Francisco in the Tippi MacKenzie Lab and look forward to pursuing a doctorate degree while still being involved in the community and promoting science communication.

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Posted Jan. 31, 2019

I’m Showing My Students a Scientist Doesn’t Have to Be a White Guy in a Lab Coat

When I was a young girl, everyone in my life told me I should be a lawyer, because I challenged…

By Miriam Beatriz Valenzuela

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Posted May 22, 2020

With a Little Radical Imagination, We Can Prepare Our Students to Become Leaders

Early in the school year, after our daily Pledge of Allegiance, my fifth grader, Cassandra, asked, “Why are people mad when Colin Kaepernick kneels during…

By Joan Hurley

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Posted May 22, 2020

For My Family, Seeing Their First-Gen Latina Daughter Walk Across the Stage Would Have Been Everything

If I were a magician for a day, I would strike my wand and eliminate the memory of the coronavirus as well as its impact.…

By Karen Balbuena

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

I swear this country is ass-backward. In last week’s Senate hearing, Dr. Anthony Fauci—the nation’s leading expert on the coronavirus pandemic—said outright, “… states will…

By Tanesha Peeples

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