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Personal Profiles and Features
Mostly on work-life balance, here are some stories and advice for fellow junior and emerging scholars, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and parents.
July 2022 – Scholars Strategy Network. New Member Spotlight: Lara Perez-Felkner Tackles Inequality in STEM Education.
Spring 2021 – FSU’s Diversity Talks series. Stoking the Fire of Equity: Kindness, Humanity and Science. In this episode, Lara discusses how a student’s social background can influence their college and career choices. She specifically examines the challenges of underrepresentation on racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic disparities and how these disparities can impact student success, especially in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. Lara advocates for looking beyond diversifying STEM fields to create systemic changes that bring equity and inclusion and using culturally responsive teaching methods and mentorship to create a better society. Lara urges that we bring humanity and kindness toward students and self when doing DEI work.
Fall 2015 – FSU NASPA Student Affairs “A Day in the Life,” compiled by one of my Higher Ed Masters’ students – the amazing Kate Morales — and featuring Higher Ed doctoral students Danté Pelzer and Lori Vaughn — as well as other fabulous professionals in the FSU Division of Student Affairs. My profile is on pages 11-12, and focuses on work-life balance for scholars with young children. See also the pdf to that story at this link: Day in the Life_2015_Perez-Felkner. The entire story can be read by clicking on the image below or this link.
2013: Lara Perez-Felkner: Researching Women in STEM, by Emily Hudson. pp. 27-30. The Torch, 2013 edition. The entire story (p. 30-33 online) and issue also can be read by clicking this link.