Kristin Finch

Kristin Finch

Program Manager for the Center for STEM Diversity
Kristin Finch

Kristin Finch, Ph.D., is the Program Manager for the Center for STEM Diversity focused on access and retention of underrepresented students in the STEM fields. Her efforts support three unique programs including STEM Ambassadors, which is a professional develop program with an outreach mission that focuses specifically on communicating science to broad audiences. Kristin’s background includes mentoring underrepresented students in the STEM fields as an adjunct faculty member at LeMoyne-Owen College (a historically black college), co-founder of Sistahs in Chemistry and President of the Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Advisory Committee at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Vice-chair of Minorities, Women, and International Affairs on the Postdoctoral Association Council at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition to earning her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University Illinois Urbana-Champaign, she also holds a certificate in Business Administration. 

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