Scientist Travels to Antarctica

Chicago Botanic Garden Conservation Scientist and Northwestern University Adjunct Professor Krissa Skogen, Ph.D. will join 100 women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine) to embark on a voyage to Antarctica this November, the largest such expedition in history. The Antarctic expedition is the culmination of a year-long global leadership training program for women in STEMM called Homeward Bound. Over 10 years, this ground-breaking initiative will provide a global team of one thousand women with increased leadership capabilities, experience promoting visibility in academia and industry, and a skillset to influence policy and decision-making that shapes our planet. By leveraging the unique and diverse leadership styles and efficacy of women, Homeward Bound's goal is to ensure that the future of STEMM reflects the diversity of the human population and benefits from the talents and strengths of women. Upon learning that she was admitted into the prestigious program, Dr. Skogen said, “The integration of women scientists, leadership training, and creative problem solving is essential to overcome the challenges we face both in science and society. I’m thrilled to be part of a global network of dedicated women in science to advance these important goals and solve critical global issues.” Dr. Skogen will depart to Antarctica with the Homeward Bound Project November 22nd, 2019. To learn more about Dr. Skogen’s participation in the Homeward Bound Project visit:

Photo: Women from the second cohort of Homeward Bound pose with the Homeward Bound flag and continental Antarctica in the background