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Mathematical Sciences Department, Lecture, Pamela Harris "On Becoming Mentors and Advocates in STEM" Olin Hall 107

Monday, September 19, 2022
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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Mathematical Sciences Department Lecture

Speaker: Pamela Harris (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

Monday, September 19, 2022

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Olin Hall 107

Title: On Becoming Better Mentors and Advocates in STEM

Abstract: In this talk, I discuss some of my past mentoring experiences and their effects on my self-confidence and my career progression. Based on these experiences I share concrete ideas on how to build better mentoring relationships. I also detail how becoming advocates for systemic and cultural changes in STEM fields provides another way to help create environments in which members of groups who have been historically underrepresented and underserved can thrive authentically in the STEM community.

Bio: Dr. Pamela E. Harris is a Mexican-American mathematician. She serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She co-founded and serves as President of Lathisms: Latinxs and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences ( She cohosts the podcast Mathematically Uncensored (  and coauthored the books Asked And Answered: Dialogues On Advocating For Students of Color in Mathematics, Practices and Policies: Advocating for Students of Color in Mathematics, and Read and Rectify: Stories of Advocacy from Students of Color in Mathematics (