Kick off Black Futures && Black History Month by joining Humanizing Tech Podcast hosts Jesselle Hedman and Dawn Mott for a live interview with Rihana Mungin. Mungin has been featured on Nickelodeon (she sent slime to space!) and has collaborated with NASA on numerous life support experiments. She has served on the leadership team at PDXWIT for the last two years while the organization has culturally redefined itself and adapted into an entirely virtual environment. The interview will explore the highs and lows she has experienced in academia while pursuing her Master’s in Mechanical Engineering, including dropping out of college twice (low) to creating synthetic plant roots out of hair weave to send to space for research (high!).
12 p.m. -Event opens / PDXWIT Intro
12:05 p.m. - Interview with Rihana Mungin
12:45 p.m - Audience Q & A
1 p.m.: Event ends
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.
Our events are inclusive. ALL people who support our purpose are welcome.