The van Riper Lab hosted a spook-tacular Human Dimensions Halloween party. We took this opportunity to invite people into our lab to share our research and engage with our community. We met so many new people. Despite spending 40+ hours a week in this building, we rarely meet people outside of our general interest areas. This event was a great way to expand our networks and community--not to mention an excuse to make spooky treats and have a good time!
Yesterday I had the incredible opportunity to take part of the Girls Go For It Dream Big Career Panel! I was joined by Kelly from Habitat for Humanity and Kristin who runs admissions for the master's of business at U of I. We shared about our life, work, goals, hobbies, and challenges we have faced. Talking to these lovely young ladies was an incredible opportunity. We had a candid conversation about how being a women means they will face extra challenges and discrimination i