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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.

Kylie Beach

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Kylie is a student in Dr. Sarah Franklin’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. Her research focuses on understanding how genes are turned “off” and “on” to compensate for changes in the cellular environment. Through her research, she hopes to better understand how the genomic landscape is altered in heart disease and what can be done to prevent patients from progressing to heart failure. Kylie is excited about sharing science with people of all ages and backgrounds and looks forward to honing her science communication skills through STEMAP. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching documentaries, playing with her dog, and skiing.