Jenny Frank

PhD Student, SUNY ESF


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Specialites:   Sustainable Energy 


Why I want to be a mentor:
I honestly enjoy helping others. If there''s any way I can help another person in my field, I would be honored to do so. I do not have a large number of powerful female mentors in my life and I would love to be that person to someone else.

Personal Statement:
My short-term goals consist of obtaining my PhD and publishing the remaining chapters of my master''s thesis. While I am not exactly sure of my overall career pathway, I know I enjoy working with people and helping them achieve their goals. My interests include distance running, traveling, readling, and cooking.

In my life try to help and understand others in the best way I can. I try my best to treat everyone as equal no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they are coming from. I frequently ask how people are feeling or how their day is going; whether it''s the cashier at a grocery store, a server at a restaurant, or a cowoker. I try to offer advice and help to younger women in the stem field. Ultimately, I want to management a research group or project. Through my management style, I want to empower a diverse group of people succeed in this field.

Commitment to Diversity:
Last year I participated in the Scientists in Residence Program. My main responsibilities were developing lesson plans, implementing the lessons, and helping individual student understand the content. Over the course of a semester, I helped students understand scientific concepts through experiments, projects, and lessons. For one project, I had students learn about a woman in science and present on their findings.

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