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Max Jordan

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“People sometimes think that like having had like, you know having had a Black president like changes people like attitudes towards it doesn’t, so…being in med school has made it…ya know, I feel like this is not the first time that I’ve been in like in a white space where I went to graduate school at Georgia Tech, but I feel like it’s been probably the most eye-opening experience when it comes to like educating me about how racism works and how racism is communicated.”

Max Jordan is a medical student in my final year at the Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, CT. Prior to attending Yale, he worked as a researcher in the Merryman Mechanobiology lab at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, having earned a M.S. in Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, GA (2015) and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) at Howard University in Washington, DC (2013). 

His previous experiences have shaped his academic and extracurricular interests related to medicine. In terms of research, he’s interested in improving the quality of care for people from marginalized and stigmatized groups. This has led him to develop a research thread in addiction medicine since his first year of medical school. Max also interested in how residential and occupational environmental exposures shape people’s health (see civil & environmental engineering background!), and in identifying key levers that can be activated as buffers against the effects of climate change and environmental racism. This has led him to research associations between access to nature and health outcomes, most notably, hypertension in pregnancy, a leading cause of maternal mortality.

In his free time, he hosted and produced a podcast titled “Flip the Script,” focused on elucidating mechanisms behind observed health inequities, and highlighting the work of scholars, physicians and community health workers who make it their priority to address said inequities. He also write about racism in medical education based on personal experiences and observations. These observations have led to me developing a budding research interest in healthcare workforce diversity.

Max likes getting around on his bike and appreciate efficient public transit. Playing tennis is my absolute favorite thing to do.”

 

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Max Jordan

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Melissa Ryan

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“I mean that’s the ultimate dream right? Like, I think if you think back to 2011-2012 when you saw these uprisings around the world that were live streamed you saw Occupy protests and it was: “Oh, the Internet is great!…it’s gonna democratize communication” and I think to a certain extent it has and certainly voices have emerged that wouldn’t have otherwise. We are also seeing you know the ill-affect of that. Ya know, and that Holocaust deniers have a voice and conspiracy theorists have a voice and white nationalists have a voice, so finding the right balance of that I think is going to be the battle of a generation”

Melissa Ryan helps people, policymakers, and institutions combat online toxicity and extremism. (AKA trolls, the so-called alt-right, disinformation, and fake news.)

She write Ctrl Alt-Right Delete, a weekly newsletter, that reaches more than 16,000 readers. She’s also written commentary for outlets like Buzzfeed NewsRefinery29, and NowThis.

Previously, she was a digital strategist for Democratic campaigns and progressive causes. She worked with influencers and online communities to raise moneymobilize activistsdrive online conversations and shape media narratives. Her familiarity with this space gives her a unique insight into how trolls and extremists organize.

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Nicole Archambault

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“I’m not actually able to visualize it in my head, so it doesn’t have an actual structure to it. A lot of this is mathematically related…ya know numbers and variables…can be very abstract and so I had difficulty. It was like constant confusion. Between the autism and the non-verbal learning disability I’m a veritable cornucopia of mental illness and neuro-divergence at this point. But ya know what, I love it and I wouldn’t have it any other way because it’s made me exactly who I am.”

Nicole Archambault is a Boston-based web developer and educational technology (EdTech) entrepreneur.

After abandoning a CS major in college, she taught herself to program in 2015 using Treehouse. She still has a long way to go. But most importantly, Nicole made a career change to an industry that she loves, doing work that she’s passionate about, and solving problems that matter.

Nicole is incredibly passionate about issues concerning women, and technology is no exception. So it should come as no surprise that she wanted to help other women successfully become web developers and software engineers, by breaking down walls and effecting real change.

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How to Survive the Robots: Professional Development 2.0: A Business Strategy

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Kim is taking some much needed time off, so enjoy this presentation from the 2018 Clojure SYNC conference.

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Hey! What About Me? How To Manage Heterogeneous Groups While Minimizing Harm

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Kim is taking some much needed time off, so enjoy this presentation from the 2019 Cream City Code conference.

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