Reina Maruyama and Meg Urry recognized as Mentors at the 2022 Equity in the Job Search Symposium

May 25, 2022

The sixth annual Equity in the Job Search Symposium was held partially online and in person on Friday, May 13, 2022. This year’s theme was “Mastering Inclusive Mentoring to Catapult Your Career”.  As part of the symposium 12 faculty from Yale and other institutions were recognized for their mentorship, including Reina Maruyama and Meg Urry from Physics. 

Reina Maruyama, PhD – Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and a member of Yale’s Wright Lab

Dr. Maruyama has been very supportive during my appointment as a postdoctoral researcher in her group. She has been essential in promoting diversity in the physics department, particularly at Yale’s Wright Lab, and this can be seen in the members group. For her minoritized mentees, Dr. Maruyama has been a great mentor helping them develop their skills as PhD students and postdocs as well as navigating the intricacies of academia and how to prepare for the academic job market. Her mentorship has helped her mentees, other students, and postdoctoral researchers in her group, grow professionally.

C. Megan Urry, PhD – Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Director, Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics

Prof. Urry is generous and kind in giving valuable career advice to early career scientists despite her many other responsibilities. Always with a healthy dose of wit, Meg is happy to help and support students and postdocs – in her group as well as outside of it – to advance toward their career goals. She has a truly admirable track record over many years in improving working conditions for early career scientists across the field of astrophysics, with particular emphasis on under-represented groups. This makes her an inspiring role model, and it is a real privilege to have her as a mentor.

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