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Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 13, 2020

ATLAS instructor and STEM outreach coordinator Shaz Zamore spoke to CU Boulder Today about their experiences as a Black person who grew up with a love for the outdoors—and the challenges facing people of color who are just beginning their careers in nature-centric fields like ecology, zoology and botany.

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Shaz Zamore interviewed on My Fave Queer Chemist

July 3, 2020

Shaz Zamore (they/them), STEAM Outreach Coordinator at the ATLAS Institute, talks about their graduate and postdoctoral research, why science communication is so important, their experiences as a queer, non-binary POC and so much more.

Kaylee Arnold holds a tarantula at an outreach event she led in Athens, Georgia.

Black in Nature

June 10, 2020

Shaz Zamore, ATLAS instructor and STEM outreach coordinator, coauthors this blog affiliated with the Integrative and Comparative Biology journal. "Having a network of fellow Black nature and STEM enthusiasts encourages us to contribute ideas and perspectives our non-Black peers may not have considered," Zamore wrote with coauthor Alexus Roberts. "In turn, starting these conversations can promote political discourse that may not have otherwise occurred. Simply put, our presence is change."