Welcome to the Madison Chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS-Beta Chapter). We are a diverse group striving to assist and encourage one another in our chosen fields. Our chapter comprises of scientists from many different areas and workplaces. We include women (and men) who have undergraduate degrees and, currently or in the past, have benefited from the research experiences, which includes graduate students, research associates, faculty, and staff. We believe this diverse environment is part of what helps us to achieve our personal and professional goals.
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Madison Spotlight!

Valerie Odeh Couvertier

Lab website: https://zayascaban.labs.wisc.edu/

  1. Surround yourself with mentors, peers, and allies who understand the unique challenges you may face and can provide guidance and encouragement.
  2. Seek out and participate in programs tailored to minority groups, offering avenues for self-development, career advancement, and research experiences.
  3. When pursuing a graduate degree, prioritize finding an advisor who aligns with your research interests and respects your working style and personal values.
  4. Remember to prioritize your own well-being. Set boundaries, take breaks when needed, and engage in activities that recharge you mentally and physically.
  5. Be kind to yourself during moments of struggle or setback.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/valerieodeh/