👋🏽 this is a great time to re-introduce myself.
I'm Dr. Krishana Sankar, a molecular & cellular biologist w/ a PhD from @UofT. I'm a researcher, #science communicator, founder, speaker & advocate.
🙏🏽 @IWS_Network for spotlighting me & my work this week. #WomenInSTEM #scicomm
Besides science, my other passion is dance. I trained in ballet for >10yrs and dabble in many styles including latin, bollywood, afro, soca & dancehall to name a few.
I also run FREE weekly virtual 💃🏽 classes. DM to join!
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #WomenInSTEM #dance
I'm also an immigrant #woc hailing from the beautiful country of Guyana! Fun facts:
▶️ 🇬🇾 only english speaking country in South America!
▶️ It has the largest single drop water fall in the world
▶️ It's known for it's El Dorado rum!
#WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network Image
I'll be tweeting throughout that day & week as part of my spotlight w/ @IWS_Network #VoiceIWS program that highlights immigrant #woc like myself, so I would love for you to follow along and engage with me & also share your own stories around immigration & being a #womeninstem!
Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm back to continue sharing my story with you! Follow along and please feel free to share yours too!
II'll start's tweets with a bit about my immigration story ⤵️
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS
As I mentioned in my earlier tweets, I'm an immigrant #woc from Guyana. I immigrated to Canada with my mom and sisters for University. We landed in Canada during a tough winter 🥶, what a way to be welcomed to 🇨🇦
The transition was challenging for me & my family. #VoicesIWS
Many new challenges incl.:
▶️Cold weather (🇬🇾 is at the equator 🥵🌞)
▶️No family/support systems
▶️Starting from scratch
▶️New culture/school/norms
▶️Commute times of 30mins-1hr (commute in 🇬🇾 is 15mins ave.
And MANY others.
#VoicesIWS @IWS_Network #WomenInSTEM
@IWS_Network I'd love to know what were some of your challenges when you immigrated to Canada, share with me! ⤵️

cc: @thekimgauthier @miramaximos @prital_ @AnaSofiaBarrows @SabiVM @birgitomo @ShahedAlAsmi @chaudr8 @ParshatiPatel @addictivebrain @OlgaPena @YaneValdezT

Happy Saturday everyone and thanks to all the fabulous people who shared their stories with me!
Many resonated with my own experiences and really shone a light on the challenges & inequities that we face as immigrants & especially as immigrant BIPOC. @IWS_Network #VoicesIWS #woc
Thanks to @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to finish off my story & sharing today.
This week has been exceptionally hectic as I finish up in one role & have exciting news about the new role I will be taking up in a couple weeks! 😀. Announcement to come soon! #VoicesIWS
There is more I'd love to share but out of time for this week.
If you're interested you can learn more about me in the story ⤵️ Where I was privileged to be selected as a @RBC top 25 immigrant awardee last year! 🙂 #VoicesIWS @IWS_Network #WomenInSTEM

Thanks for following along and sharing!
I may add more to my thread later, but for now, I shall enjoy a nice walk outside. Remember to get outside & keep moving during this pandemic everyone! #150mins #exercise #mentalhealth

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