The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics held across the state of Maryland every fall. Hundreds of fun, interactive STEM learning events are hosted throughout the state by participating agencies and organizations such as libraries, public and private schools, colleges and universities, museums, professional associations, and nonprofits educational organizations to highlight the educational, cultural, and financial impact of science in this state.
One of the key contributors to building a great career is surrounding yourself with great mentors and a good network or community of professionals you can go to for help. While talking to BioBuzz and understanding their community efforts, I thought it might be a good time to share what aspects of a good community make up its foundation.
5 Questions with Nikki Marchan, MPH. Senior Specialist, Antimicrobial Resistance, Association of Public Health Laboratories
Nikki Marchan is public health professional who is passionate about progressing the study of infectious diseases for enhanced prevention, detection, and response. As a Senior Specialist with the Association of Public Health Laboratories, she provides support for laboratory and surveillance activities and works on behalf of and in collaboration with public health laboratories, federal partners, and other public health organizations.