Dr. Michelle Birkett attends the first New Voices meeting

A headshot of Dr. Michelle Birkett.In September, Dr. Michelle Birkett participated in the first meeting of the New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine cohort. Dr. Birkett is of eighteen science, engineering and medicine (SEM) leaders who were carefully selected for the New Voices initiative. In the next two years, the cohort will attend a series of meetings with a senior advisory committee and will offer their perspectives on some of the most complex challenges facing the nation and the world. The first meeting, which was held in Irvine, CA, focused on the role of emerging leaders in SEM communication, diversity, and engagement, and the importance of building a larger network of emerging leaders to help address these issues.