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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.

Maggie Doolin

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Maggie Doolin works in the Dearing Lab at the University of Utah where she studies parasite-microbiome interactions. She is interested in whether hosts and parasites have differential success during infection in the presence of different gut microbial communities, and how this might translate to understanding human and animal reactions to parasitism in different environments. Maggie has worked extensively with undergraduates studying Biology and has presented her research to academic and general audiences. Through the STEM Ambassador Program, she is looking forward to learning more about connecting with audiences across the spectrum of interest and training in Biology. Outside of her work, Maggie enjoys exploring the Utah outdoors as a hiker, camper, and beginner fisherwoman and snowboarder, and she also enjoys consuming lots of podcast episodes while exploring Salt Lake City on foot.