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Amplifying the Importance of STEM

Academy Ambassadors are helping us amplify the importance of STEM around the world. Find out how you can join them.

Published December 04, 2020

Amplifying the Importance of STEM

At a time that underscores the vital importance of STEM education and science-based decision-making, the Academy celebrates the many ways that those in our global community are working to advocate on behalf of science for the public good. One group in our network, our Academy Ambassadors, has been volunteering throughout this unique and challenging year to amplify the importance of STEM on social media.

This year, harnessing the power of their collective social media networks, nearly 200 volunteer Ambassadors helped the Academy increase public understanding of science by sharing inspirational and informative stories about students, scientists, and educators around the world. Ambassadors shared their own experiences of how they’re adapting to the realities presented by COVID-19, and have been helping to spread information about virtual Academy programs, events, and opportunities that are accessible to people around the globe.

As the fourth year of the Ambassador program draws to a close, we are more thankful than ever to see these individuals stand up as a force for positive change.

Thank You to All of Our 2020 Ambassadors!

If you’d like to join your voice with ours, and leverage your social networks to amplify the importance of STEM, sign up to volunteer as a 2021 Academy Ambassador today.


The 2020 Ambassadors of the
New York Academy of Sciences

Alexa Abdelaziz
Oluwabunmi Pamilerin Abioye
Neel Adwani
Kristine Agustin
Aleena Ahmad
Ademorin Ajepe
Robert Alexander
Fátima Alonso
Ana Alves Francisco
Letizia Amadori
Ana María Amaya
Zainab Amini
Muhammad Azfar Amir
Asrat G. Amnie
Urooj Ansari
Tomas Aparicio
Sivakami Arunachalam
Aayush Arya
Francis Ayombil
Nouhaila Azeroual
Shkar Aziz
Meghna Badami
Marie-Elizabeth Barabas
Skyler Basco
Ely Gabriel Bautista
Katrina Beluska-Turkan
Lara Louise Bevan-Shiraz
Udgam Bhattarai
Pawan Bishwakarma
Suman Bista
Milena Bravo
Elisa Bremner
Masroor Bukhari
Ramsha Bukhari
Joshua Calabrese
Peter Cao
Lauren Castellana
Prakshesh Chalise
Rashik Chand
Zakria Chandio
Debamita Chatterjee
Abdullah Chattha
Aditya Chaudhary
Karen Cloete
Suad Čobo
David Comstock
Agustín Covarrubias
Lina Maria Delgado Garcia
Alison Dell
Prashi Doval
Noémie Druelle
Anindita Dutta
Ezena Edward
Leo El-azhab
Oumayma Es-saydy
NseAbasi Etim
Nsikak-Abasi Etim
NsikakAbasi Etim Jnr
Anna Everette
Andrew Gao
Kunal Garg
Rotenda Gavhi
Rupam Ghosh
Arkaprabho Ghosh
Regina Goetz
Edgar Gonzalez-Kozlova

Mahlet Dereje Haile
Hiba Harid
Md Jonayed Hasan
Muzzaien Hassan Abidi
David He
Kathleen Hefferon
Ana Sofia Henriques da Costa
Collins Gameli Hodoli
Nadine Hosny El Said
Md Bayezid Hossain
Evan Huff
Ahmad Waqar Hussain
Burcin Ikiz
Catherine Ivanovich
Samyukta Iyer
Fole Jabulani
Rakshit Jain
Romesh Jayasinghe
Yemisi Jeff-Agboola
Nour Jennane
Mayuri Joshi
Milan Jovovic
Muneer Karama
Evangelos Kassos
Zain Khalil
Evangelos Kilipiris
Walter Korfmacher
Rishikesh Kumar
Sunisth Kumar
Ujjawal Kushwaha
Celestina Dianne Nicole Larona
Julia Lasiota
Charalampos Lazaris
Peter Leggat, AM
Felix Lim
Cindy Liu
Eloise Lopez
Timothy Makanjuola
Konstantinos Maliaris
Gabriela Mancilla
Caroline Marvin
Gauri Mathur
Ian McLaughlin
Jomar Mercado
Raunak Ranjan Mishra
Santiago Miyara
Abdul Moeez
Malak Mohamed
Khawaja Gul Muhammed
Yathaarth Murthy
Mario Nacinovich
Vishruth Nagam
Sania Naqvi
Natalie Neale
Monika Ninova
Emmanuel Kokou Ntumba
Edwin Obaje
Ngozi Oguguah
Seyi Ojelabi
Ovie Olori
Patrick Pallagi
Jade Karrie Palma
Rajshree Pandey
Pallavi Pant
Sophia Pao

James Paredes
Arbana Pasholli
Rahul Reddy Patlolla
Heather Pinder
Kyle Planck
Logeswari Ponnusamy
Lakshmi Prabhu
Mahiguhappriya Prakash
Prakhar Pranjwal
Ana Pulido
Aleef Rahman
Manasi Rajan
Alexandrea Ramnarine
Ananiya Rastogi
Nida Rehmani
Emma Risson
Ali Haider Rizvi
Josh Rosenberg
Aarush Roy
Sandra Sánchez
Raquel Santana da Cruz
Awahan Sapkota
Sthuthi Satish
Raktima Sengupta
Maria Iqbal Shah
Kuldeep Sharma
Shruti Sharma
Abubakar Sheriff
Daisy Shu
Julian Silverman
Tina Sindwani
Manish Singh
Sailesh Singh
Vipin Bahadur Singh
Swetha Sriramoju
Iulia Stanciu
Aviel Stankevitch
Tomáz Suller
Shubhangi Sundaria
Tomasz Szejner
Tanya Tani
Daniel Naveed Tavakol
Yee Chuen Gideon Tay
Dwij Thaker
Rijendra Thapa
Kelvin Titus
Patricia Tolbert
Cullen Tran
Dylan Tran
Megan Tseng
Salomé Urien
Stella Uzochukwu-Denis
Ashok Vaseashta
Aida Verdes
Yufeng Wei
Jason Wells
Ramik Williams
Menglu Yang
Athena Yao
Omar Yasser
Nada Youssef
Rida Yumn Ahmed
Lara Zeng
Joy Zhao
Marietta Zille