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STEM Ambassadors

The STEM Ambassador Program began in 2016 as a training program for a small cohort of University of Utah scientists. Since then, we have grown to work with over 170 graduate students, post-docs, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students. Scroll down to learn about the scientists who have participated. Contact us if you would like to reach out to a STEM Ambassador.

Note that many Ambassador bios were uploaded when the Ambassador joined the program and may not be current.

Bryn Spielvogel

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Bryn Spielvogel currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Utah. Her research is broadly focused on how the contexts that people live in and interact with shape their development and wellbeing. She seeks to understand how inequities show up in these contexts and how environments can be transformed to disrupt social stratification and support wellbeing. At present, Bryn does research on out-of-school learning contexts, particularly summer camps, with a second line of research exploring spatial disparities in neighborhood resources and stressors. She loves stories (especially science fiction and fantasy), building community, and the natural world. She is a proponent of Mutual Aid as a remedy for inequitable systems and is exploring ways of leveraging her privilege where it is needed and stepping back where it is not. Bryn is excited to engage the public around research that is relevant to the community.