Eboard Interview: Meet Natalie Mosqueda!

NAME: Natalie Mosqueda
EDUCATION: 2nd year grad student in the MCB PhD Program
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Cellular and Developmental Biology
CURRENT RESEARCH: Currently in the Brownlee lab studying the first steps of ciliogenesis, and the role of plasma-membrane bound importin α.
FUTURE GOALS: In the future, Natalie hopes to continue in the STEM field either in academia or industry and continue to serve as a mentor to younger scientists. 

Why did you want to be a part of GWiSE?
Starting a PhD Program during a pandemic was somewhat isolating and joined GWiSE to grow a sense of community with like-minded women in the STEM field. 

What/who got you interested in your field? 
Growing up I’ve always had a natural curiosity in knowing how different biological processes worked and kept exploring this interest. 

When did you know you were interested in pursuing a degree in science/engineering? 
In high school, I loved my high school chemistry class and knew I was interested in pursuing a degree in the STEM field. 

What do you think needs to happen for there to be more women in science/engineering?
For there to be more women in science/engineering, I believe it’s important to start involvement in the field from a younger age and show the possibilities of careers that can be pursued in higher education. 

Most interesting place you have visited:
While at University of Oregon, had the opportunity to go to Antarctica to conduct scientific research for an entire summer

Favorite thing to do on Long Island: Going to the beach

Best sunrise/sunset seen to date: Sunset in Torres del Paine National Park

Author: sbugwise

We are the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering group at Stony Brook University and we are dedicated to supporting women in STEM fields.

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