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Aliyah Weinstein is an immunologist currently working in scientific marketing and communications in the non-profit sector in Boston, Massachusetts. You can find Aliyah on her website (https://aliyahweinstein.com/) and on Twitter (@desabsurdites).
In September 2015, I discovered Letters to a Pre-Scientist, a science-education non-profit organization that matches middle-school students from high-poverty communities in the United States with scientists around the world as pen pals. The programme is led by science teachers, and every student in their classes participates. Statistically speaking, these students are not likely to encounter scientists living or working in their communities. Students will clearly not aspire to careers they do not know exist and so are missing out on the opportunity to have a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) profession.
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