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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.

Jordan Herman

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Jordan Herman works in the Clayton-Bush Lab at the University of Utah where she studies the interactions between avian hosts and and their nest parasites. She is interested in how different bird “personalities” influence their fitness, or reproductive success, in different predator and parasite environments.

In her research, Jordan emphasizes projects in avian ecology that will improve our understanding of how birds interact with changing biotic and abiotic environments and inform our approach to conservation practices. She is also a strong proponent of public engagement in science-related fields and is excited to improve her science communication skills through the STEM Ambassadors program.

Jordan enjoys the many adventures that the wild world offers through camping, backpacking, hiking, birding, snowboarding, climbing and beyond!