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BWEEMS was developed to push science boundaries, foster mentorship, and create new narratives. Help us expand our global network of Black women scientists and promote retention, creativity, and excellence in STEM.


We are a global network of Black women in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Science. We’re your supportive community, championing unique perspectives and innovation. We’d love you to join us!


We're committed to helping more Black women scientists around the world and we need your help to do that. Please consider donating to help us facilitate a community for those who have been historically overlooked and excluded.

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Hire a BWEEMS Speaker for your next event

Nothing beats real-life success stories when it comes to inspiring the next generation. Are you looking for a professional speaker in Ecology, Evolution, or Marine Science?


Check out our full database of industry-leading Black women scientists who will energize, influence, and motivate your audience.


Dr. Cinda Scott

Marine Ecology

Currently the Director at The School for Field Studies, Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies, Panama


Jasmin Graham

Elasmobranch Ecology

Currently a Project Coordinator at Mote Marine Lab


Nikki Traylor-Knowles

Coral Biology, Immunology, Cell Biology, Genomics

Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

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This program is supported by the National Science Foundation Grant #2116697