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A Special Thanks to our Bicentennial Ambassadors

The Academy’s Bicentennial Ambassadors are helping us to raise awareness about the importance of STEM education, mentoring, and investment.

Published October 02, 2017

A Special Thanks to our Bicentennial Ambassadors
Ambassadors are based all around the world and represent 23 countries

Ambassadors are based all around the world and represent 23 countries

Ambassadors have a combined social media network of 30,000+ friends and followers

Ambassadors have a combined social media network of 30,000+ friends and followers

With 200 birthday candles blazing, the Academy has been commemorating its bicentennial with special events and publications throughout the year. From the 200th Anniversary event in January to our 199th Annual Meeting this September, our Members have been enthusiastically joining in the celebration of this important milestone.

But there are a few Members—131 of them, to be exact—who have played a special role in this year’s festivities. Introducing the Academy’s Bicentennial Ambassadors!

Through the power of their combined social media networks, the Ambassadors have been raising awareness of the Academy and its programs around the world. By sharing content about inspirational scientists, teachers, and mentors, they are serving as STEM advocates, helping to spread the word about the importance of supporting scientific research, STEM education, and science literacy among the general public.

So, who are the Bicentennial Ambassadors? Here are a few fun facts:

  • They are from all over the world! Participating Ambassadors live in: Argentina, Belgium, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, India, Macedonia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Tanzania, The Netherlands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

  • Twenty-three of them are fellows from our Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) for early career scientists and engineers.

Our Bicentennial Ambassadors are a force for positive change, working to help us build an even stronger STEM community in the Academy’s next 200 years. We are proud to celebrate them and their efforts!

A few of our fantastic Ambassadors at the 199th Annual Meeting on September 28, 2017.

49 are Young Members participating in Academy STEM mentoring programs

49 are Young Members participating in Academy STEM mentoring programs

23 Ambassadors are Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Fellows

23 Ambassadors are Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) Fellows

The Bicentennial Ambassadors of the New York Academy of Sciences

Adeeb Abbas
Sheeba Abraham
Naveen Prasad Alex
Mohamed Ali
Daniel Almasi
Abhimanyu Amarnani
Yiwere Aminu
Urooj Ansari
Natnael Ashenafi
Meghna Badami
Renuka Badhe
Ara Bakhteyar
Inna Bakman
Arundhati Balasubramaniam
Marie-Elizabeth A. Barabas
Higewengel Belete Heyi
Yamina Berchiche
Anne I. H. Borge, PhD
Boyd Branch
Kate Bredbenner
Danelle M. Brown
Monika Buczek
Edita Bytyqi
Jamesha Caldwell
Justine Calise
Anne Marie Champagne
Lital Chartarifsky, MSc
Ruchi Chauhan
Jane Chen
Neil Chowdhury
Pamela S. Cohen, M.D.
Callie Coors
Jennifer L.. Costley, PhD
Fatma Damji
Hannah Davies
Albert Depas, MA
Mahlet Dereje Haile
Aslihan Dincer, PhD
Joanna Molly Dragich
William Edmonds
Leo Elazhab
Mel Pilar Espaillat-Latorre, PhD
Anna Everette
Urooba Ahmed Fatima

Tristan Fehr
Hanna Ferdynus
Joanna Flores
Lenzie Ford, PhD
Preshita Gadkari
Allyson Gage, PhD
Emmanuel Garcia
LuzV Garcia, PhD candidate
Kaylee George
Amanda Grieco
Mercedes Gyuricza
Ibrahim Ali Hashmi
Ronja Holopainen
Islam Ihab
Juhani Ilves
Sloka S Iyengar, PhD
Mariana Izraelson, Psy.D.
Helen Jackson
Judit Jimenez Sainz, I
Nur Kader
Suganth Kannan
Anne Kessler, PhD
James Korge
Kristy Lamb, PhD
Jennifer Larsen
Thomas Lau
Charalampos (Harris) Lazaris
Michael LeVine
Huizi (Anna) Lin
Sharon Lin, B.S. Computer Science
Yue Liu
Nick Machairas
Clarence Manuel
Allison Mayle
Katie McSorley, BA
Amit Mishra
Rakesh Mishra
Leslie Molerio-Leon
Linda Molla
Simon Peter Mujuni
Sarah Muraki
Beth Ann Murphy
Elena Nasiri, Dr. rer. med. 
Joana B. Nunes

Inbar Ofer
Maya Oli
Sofia Ongele
Patricia Paje
Patrick Pallagi
Sophia Pao
Laura Pozzi, Ph.D.
Sandhya Prabhakaran
Michele Przypyszny
Ashritha Pulakurthi
Juliano Queral
Mariah Quintero
Manasi Rajan
Anand Rajhans
Ravikiran Ramjee
Samiksha Raviraja
Lara Athena Reyes
Victoria Elizabeth Ruiz
Arunima Sen
Vaidehi Shah
Shruti Sharma
Kenneth Shatzkes
Sarah Smaga
Perry Son
Shan Sun
Tihut Yilma Sunta
Renee M Symonds
Iman Tavassoly
Makayla Teppang
Tsion Tesfu Abebe
Pamella Tijerina
Olayemi Toba
Godbright Nixon Uiso, Jr.
Mike Veenstra, PhD
Aida Verdes
Yufeng Wei, PH.D
Zhijun Wu, PhD
Fang Xu
Mohammad Yasir
Judy Tianhong Zhong
Zhenghao Zhu
Yana Zorina
Yijun Zou