Driven by Curiosity: A Career in Cancer Research with Elena Martinez

8/15/2023; 25 minutes

In this inspiring video, Elena Martinez, Ph.D., shares her journey as a first-generation student from Mexico who dedicated herself to a career in cancer epidemiology, prevention, and disparities. Dr. Martinez emphasizes the transformative power of education as a means of empowerment and opportunity. She candidly discusses the cultural and societal barriers she faced and the unwavering support from her family that fueled her determination to succeed. Dr. Martinez also underscores the significance of representation and diversity in the scientific community, emphasizing the need to break down barriers and create more opportunities for underrepresented individuals in STEM fields. (#38746)

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