The Value of Mentoring
Bioengineering PhD students, Jennifer Morales and Jaclyn Locke are part of the essential cycle of mentoring. Both from backgrounds that pushed them away from careers in STEM, either to pursue humanities or homemaking, it was educators of their youth that inspired them to follow the path they're on today. After arriving at Northeastern, both women committed themselves to being supports for other women, both in their academic community and their home communities. Their work has been recognized by the President of the university with the Valued Student Leaders award, but Morales and Locke aren't doing it for the recognition. They find the mentoring cycle to be a mutually supportive environment where colleagues and students build each other up and create a strong foundation for those to follow.