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Students of Color

Welcome to the Students of Color Affinity page! This page has resources curated specifically for you. In CAPD, we appreciate your unique intersections of identity. Your perspectives and contributions are valuable and we want to help you find the opportunities and career paths that celebrate all aspects of your identity. We look forward to getting to know you and our advisors can support you on your career journey from exploring your options, to finding an internship/job or preparing for graduate/professional school, to negotiating job offers and beyond.

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Expanding the conversation about sustainability

Senior Stacy Godfreey-Igwe seeks to make marginalized communities more visible in the fight against climate change.

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Exploring the human stories behind the data

Senior Brian Williams has used bioengineering as a launchpad to combat racism in public health — and he doesn’t want to stop there.

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Finding Inclusive Employers on Handshake

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) is dedicated to helping all MIT students and postdocs in the pursuit of their career goals. We understand that based on your identity and the intersection of your identity, your career path may involve …

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Graduate Students of Color Mentoring Circles Create Opportunities to Connect with Alumni

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) have launched the 2021-2022 Mentoring Circle initiative for Graduate Students of Color. Through this month-long program (mid-October through mid-November), students have the opportunity to connect with alumni …

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Lindsey Backman: Biochemist, mentor, and advocate

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Publication Date: September 28, 2021

The PhD candidate studies the human microbiome and its proteins, while also championing the Latinx community on MIT’s campus. Raised in Tampa, Florida, Lindsey Backman takes pride in her family’s …

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