Katrina Kalantar

Katrina Kalantar

Computational Biologist
Years at CZI 5
Gift Type Life of Service Gift

I remember always being excited to attend the Expanding Your Horizons program for middle school girls — an annual event where I would get to spend the day learning from women in various science-related roles. This went a long way to helping me see myself as a scientist! The Techbridge Girls program provides similar resources to empower girls* of color and gender expansive youth to access quality STEM education. I believe that all science will be better science with continued expansion of representation and diversity within the field and think that inspiring girls at a young age, through the programming offered by Techbridge Girls, is a step in the right direction!

I believe that all science will be better science with continued expansion of representation and diversity within the field and think that inspiring girls at a young age, through the programming offered by Techbridge Girls, is a step in the right direction!

I believe that diversifying science and leadership will lead to better outcomes for all. But, efforts to inspire youth from underrepresented background to pursue Science and Leadership would be fraught without a sense of community. Brave Trails provides camp-based programming dedicated to LGBTQ+ youth leadership, allowing queer youth to find community and acceptance — which I believe are vital to their continued development as future leaders and scientists! I have been fortunate to find community and acceptance through athletics and the outdoors that have helped me thrive as an LGBTQ scientist and I hope that this contribution can help future LGBTQ leaders find the same.

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Gifting amounts updated as of April 1, 2024

*TOTAL AMOUNTS INCLUDE CORPORATE MATCHING AND GIFT FUNDING

LIFE OF SERVICE GIFTS ARE PERSONAL DONATIONS MADE BY CZI EMPLOYEES IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN ENDORSEMENT OF OR GRANT TO THE RECIPIENT ORGANIZATION BY CZI.