Out in Science

Stories from LGBTQIA+ scientists and their unique journeys

Being a member of the Queer community can shape your path in any profession. Every person’s experience is uniquely based on the combination of their different backgrounds—race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status — and the sum of these identities present their own set of challenges and opportunities. Discover what you can do to make the sciences a more inclusive environment for everyone.

Come hear stories from LGBTQIA+ panelists and find inspiration in their unique journeys.


Derek Applewhite, Associate Professor of Biology, Reed College James Ashenhurst, Product Scientist II, 23andMe Lauren Esposito, Assistant Curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology, California Academy of Sciences Seth Pardo, Behavioral Health Epidemiologist, San Francisco Department of Public Health Moderated by Roberto Efraín Díaz, TETRAD PhD Candidate, UC San Francisco

The event includes a panel discussion and a question and answer period. Following the event, you will have an opportunity to network with panelists and other guests during a reception in the Gladstone lobby.

To foster a thriving community that celebrates Queer people, allies and friends are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium 1650 Owens Street, San Francisco, CA 94158

Event Type

Conference, Wellness, Special Event


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Local Community, Alumni


Mission Bay





Office of Diversity & Outreach

#OutinScience, Stonewall50

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