Scorpions and scientists: Dr. Lauren Esposito is passionate about both. A curator and Schlinger Chair of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences sits down with Alta Live to talk about her work, not just with arachnids but also with 500 Queer Scientists, the visibility campaign Esposito cofounded to support and encourage queer STEM workers. Join us!
About the guest:
Dr. Lauren Esposito is a curator and the Schlinger Chair of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences. Her current research investigates the patterns and processes of evolution in spiders and scorpions, with a focus on tropical islands. Originally from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, Esposito completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at El Paso and went on to obtain an MS and a PhD from the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the City University of New York. She is the cofounder of a science, education, and conservation nonprofit called Islands & Seas and the cocreator of 500 Queer Scientists, a visibility campaign for LGBTQ people working in STEM careers.•