“I wanted to be one of the people who are in the behind-the-scenes supporting society.”dR. iKUMA
“We’re that is entirely missing the point. I don’t, I think it’s okay for people to look the same, but have different opinions, that’s actually even more important or, you know, will help a lot.”Dr. ikuma
From microbiology to environmental engineering, Dr. Ikuma’s unwavering passion for learning and discovery has led her to advocate for inclusive environments and diversity of thought. As an Asian woman in STEM, her inspiring story highlights the importance of fostering progress and innovation through embracing diversity in academia.
Experience the full conversation with Professor Kaoru Ikuma in the interview video! This written blog offers just a glimpse of our insightful discussion, where she shares her journey, motivations, and perspectives as a woman of color in the STEM field. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from her about the importance of diversity of thought and creating an inclusive environment in academia and beyond. Click above to watch the full interview and gain deeper insights into Professor Ikuma’s remarkable work and experiences.