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Houston Stop Asian Hate Vigil and Rally
Melody Tan

The Science Policy Community’s Responsibility to Address Anti-Asian Xenophobia

Christopher Tonnu Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, and Melody Tan, Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering, Rice University, , UCS

As early-career Asian American scientists pursuing science policy professions, we have witnessed the weaponization of scientific research against people who share our heritage as our communities in the United States face the consequences of this rhetoric. 

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Celebrate the Nobel Prize Winning Immigrant Scientists — But Not at the Expense of the Greater Immigrant Community

Melody Tan, Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering and Christopher Jackson, Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, , UCS

We are scientists and engineers from immigrant families. Over the past year, we have watched as these identities have increasingly intersected amid federal attempts to end the DACA program, restrictions on Chinese researchers, and attacks on international students. However, when we hear our scientific societies and academic institutions take a stand in support of immigrants, it is usually a tired mantra that praises the contributions of only a select few immigrants.

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