Join EarthEcho International as we highlight relatable voices in STEM careers! With STEMExplore, we invite female professionals to share their STEM journey with a live audience during dynamic 45-minute virtual events. The conversation will focus on women in STEM and the STEMExplore Mentor will share her personal journey and the positive influences that helped her to realize her professional capabilities.
During this 45-minute session, the participants will:
- Learn about the importance of protecting natural resources in developing countries;
- Explore natural resource management as a career;
- Recognize that there are communities in the world that need assistance in resource protection;
- Observe the day to day tasks of a graduate student working in this field;
- Gain insight into a STEM career and learn the steps it takes to become a professional in this area;
- Ask interview questions of the STEMExplore expert.
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM EASTERN
Topic/Career: Natural Resource Management
STEMExplore Mentor: Bella Genta, Payne International Development Fellow, US Agency for International Development
Isabella (Bella) Genta is a 2018 Payne Fellow with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). She is currently studying Natural Resources and Sustainable Development in a dual-masters program with American University, in Washington, D.C., and the University for Peace, in San Jose, Costa Rica. Bella is currently in graduate school studying how to protect natural resources (like fish, water, clean air, and forests) in developing countries (countries that are generally poor but would like to improve its citizens' lives). Through her work with the US government, Bella lives and works in developing countries to help design projects and activities that can help people live better, healthier lives while also helping conserving the beautiful environments that exist in these areas of the world. Bella’s most recent professional experience includes working on biodiversity conservation programming in the Colombian Amazon and researching ocean security issues for the D.C.-based think tank the Stimson Center. After graduating and through the Payne Fellowship, Bella will join USAID’s Foreign Service as an Environment Officer.