PURPOSE DRIVEN SCIENTISTS, ACTIVISTS, MOMS, ENTREPRENEURS AND ADVENTURERS
Building meaningful and genuine relationships
through shared purpose and passion
Finding allies, resources, inspiration, and opportunities
Meet some of our Women with resolve
Michelle Seidleman, is the chapter coordinator for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Portland Oregon. In addition she is a Vegan Animal Rights Activist, an Organizer for Empty the Tanks, as well as an organizer for multiple on going events & actions on behalf of the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. All this is Volunteer work, as she feels this is her reason for being. Michelle’s goal is to remove the veil of speciesism and encourage people to respect other sentient life and the earth as they do their own. When she isn’t working for the animals & the planet, she is running her successful Home Staging company of 15 years and hanging out with her husband Miguel and dog Luna
Hannah is a freelance science writer who specializes in writing about the intersections between health and the environment. Her work has appeared in Hakai Magazine, Ensia, and NPR's The Salt. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and visiting insectariums.
Liz has been the Wildlife Specialist at the North Carolina Wildlife Federation since 2014. She applies science-based decision making and policy to on-the-ground conservation and management programs to ensure that wildlife, habitat, and natural resources are maintained for future generations. Additionally, Liz works with hunters, hunt clubs, and local communities to manage white-tailed deer and feed the hungry through a venison donation program. Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina she cultivated a love and respect for the outdoors which has continued throughout her career. As a female in wildlife and conservation she encourages other women to get involved in careers in science and the outdoors. She enjoys mentoring students, assisting with community projects, and she likes to hike, camp, fish, hunt, garden, and travel in her free time.
Allison is scientist and an entrepreneur. In her day job as a scientist (associate professor) at Washington State University Vancouver, her lab uses zebrafish to study the mechanisms of hearing loss and to develop drugs to preserve or restore hearing. We also examine the effect of aquatic toxins on fish, specifically on fish sensory systems. In this role she leads a team of 10 people, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate researchers, and high school interns. She is particularly passionate about mentoring young women in STEM. In her dual life, she is the co-founder and President/CEO of Science Talk, a non-profit that seeks to empower scientists and science communicators to expand their communication potential and effect the world. You can follow Science Talk and Allison on Twitter and Instagram @ScienceTalkOrg, and @allison_coffin