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Martina G. Efeyini

Martina G. Efeyini
Martina G. Efeyini became an ASBMB Today contributor in 2014 and now is a columnist who writes about alternative science careers. She is a toxicologist, science communicator and STEM advocate who is passionate about sharing resources for the next generation of scientists. She earned her bachelor's degree in toxicology from the Pennsylvania State University and her master's degree in toxicology from St. John’s University. Her experiences as a mentor, researcher and writer inspired her to combine her passions (STEM, communication and advocacy) to create Mademoiselle Scientist, an online resource for students and scientists. Martina’s commitment to the next generation shines through her work as a program assistant at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, CURE Scholars Program and outreach coordinator at Understanding Interventions. Outside of science, Martina loves spending time with her family, reading and cooking plant-based meals. 

Articles by Martina G. Efeyini

How to have a successful informational interview
Professional Development

How to have a successful informational interview

3/13/2020
Are you in a career transition, or do you just want to learn about a new field? Informational interviews are a good way to learn about science jobs.
Investigating public health careers
Jobs

Investigating public health careers

2/21/2020
If you are a scientist who wants to protect the health of society, consider a public health career. The field is great for those who want to be real-life disease detectives.
How mentors make an impact on your career
Jobs

How mentors make an impact on your career

1/31/2020
At every stage of your career, mentoring matters. In honor of National Mentoring Month, careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini shares why a mentor is essential for your career success.
The other side of research
Jobs

The other side of research

1/10/2020
There are research administrators at all experience levels and at every stage of research.
#SeasonOfGiving: exploring nonprofit careers
Jobs

#SeasonOfGiving: exploring nonprofit careers

12/13/2019
Are you a natural problem solver looking for a career that supports the greater good of science? If so, a nonprofit career may be a career for you.  
Making science more accessible: science communication careers
Jobs

Making science more accessible: science communication careers

11/22/2019
A great science communicator does three things: makes science more engaging to the public, finds ways to support outreach, and curates content using a variety of formats to target audiences.
As Election Day nears, a look at science policy careers
Jobs

As Election Day nears, a look at science policy careers

10/30/2019
Our careers columnist writes about how to prepare for a career in science policy and offers a sampling of open policy positions, including fellowships.
Careers in STEM education
Jobs

Careers in STEM education

10/8/2019
STEM education increases diversity, inclusion and equity because we all deserve a seat at the table. So what does this mean? We need more scientists in STEM education careers!
Clothed in bacteria
Art

Clothed in bacteria

4/1/2016
A bioartist develops new concepts of clothing inspired by the actions of bacteria that coat human skin. 
Pursuing dragons and damsels with Hal White
Hobbies

Pursuing dragons and damsels with Hal White

8/1/2015
Martina Efeyini interviews Harold White III, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Delaware.