News & Events

Chrissy Stachl, Ph.D.

Posted on February 12, 2021


Date - February 12, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity at the NSF Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM)
Department of Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley
Talk Title – Belonging and Inclusion: What Does It Take to Improve the Academic Climate of A Chemistry Graduate Community?


Dr. Chrissy Stachl (she/ella) is the Director of Education, Outreach, and Diversity at the National Science Foundation Center for Genetically Encoded Materials (C-GEM). She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2020 from the University of California, Berkeley. At the beginning her Ph.D., she investigated the structure and dynamics of water droplets. Her desire to make the field of chemistry more diverse and inclusive led her to switch her research focus to chemistry education. Her dissertation work centered on developing methods to understand the issues that negatively affect diversity, inclusion, and belonging within graduate communities, and designing interventions to directly combat these disparities. Now, Chrissy designs outreach and professional development programs for C-GEM scientists and is investigating the interplay between mentoring and sense of belonging. Chrissy graduated from the University of Washington in 2014 with dual B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Neuroscience.