Nicholas W. Hatch, Ph.D. : Marketing Lead:
“The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home,” we sing in the Bluegrass State where I was born, so perhaps that I now find myself in sunny California is no surprise. I often say that although I have a doctorate, those who know me understand why that’s funny. Indeed, I may have spent more time camping, climbing, and cycling, than actually writing my dissertation. As a volunteer with i-Trek, I assist as a subcommittee chair within Public Relations, and as a contributing writer, to promote the mission of our organization to empower under-served students in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). My degree is in Nutritional Sciences, and my graduate and postdoctoral training has been focused on the metabolic and vascular consequences of obesity. I am finding meaning in that training by using the knowledge I have gained to reach out to my community, to be a voice of positive change, to ultimately improve the health of our population. My vision is that together with i-Trek, we may be a loud voice.
Adriana Hammond, Editorial Lead :
Adriana is a Master of Arts Candidate at Boston College in Russian literature, a marketing professional, and writer. With i-Trek she is the manages writers and editors to ensure the quality of all written materials associated with i-Trek. She believes that i-Trek’s mission of serving the underrepresented communities in STEM is necessary in a time when education for professional advancement is more important than ever .