Dr. Danielle Lee, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Danielle Lee is a vocal activist of science engagement of traditionally underrepresented and underserved audiences and helped found the National Science & Technology News Service, a media literacy initiative to bring more science news to African American audiences and promote science news source diversity in mainstream media.
She began blogging about science and science education as a way to engage African-American and urban audiences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) She hosts the Urban Scientist blog at Scientific American and teaches mammalogy and urban ecology at Southern Illinois University. Her research focuses on the impact of the urban environment on rodent populations.
Lee’s many honors include being named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2017, EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 in 2014, and a White House Champion of Change in STEM Diversity and Access.
• STEM Scholars Program
• College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
• Ecology, Evolution, Organismal Biology
• ISU SACNAS: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
• Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
• Science Bound
• Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)