Weekly Round Up: Derrick Pitts, Lateefah Simon, Jaha Dukureh

Happy Thursday (this week only…)! Let’s see what our speakers are up to this week:


Congratulations to Derrick Pitts for being named a “Philadelphia Hero” by Mayor Kenney! Derrick’s enthusiasm for science and discovery has rubbed off on a generation of Philly schoolchildren (and their parents!).


Another great feature on Lateefah Simon for her community leadership in San Francisco, especially now that she’s on the BART Board of Directors.


Here’s a brief but moving article about Jaha Dukureh and her work to prevent FGM.


And those are the stories for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!