Western New York's Immigrant Scientists

Western New York’s present and history is filled with immigrant scientists, inventors, and healthcare professionals that create jobs and make the area great.

Join us on Thursday July 20th from 6pm to 8pm at the Buffalo Central Library 2nd Floor Meeting Room at 1 Lafayette Square.

Join the conversation on the real and potential impacts of recent immigration and work visa policies and policy proposals on Western New York science and medicine.

University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Rick Su writes and teaches in the areas of local government law, immigration, and federalism. As the son of Chinese immigrants and a legal expert, he has previously spoken with Western New York Communities about immigration policy changes.

Nicole Hallett is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University at Buffalo School of Law. She directs the Community Justice Clinic, which represents low-income residents of Buffalo on issues relating to workers’ rights, consumer justice, immigration, civil rights and government benefits. Her research focuses on the intersection between immigration, labor, and employment law.

Inés Stuckert was born and raised in Venezuela. She moved to the US in 2008 to pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. After graduating in 2013, she moved to Buffalo where she has been working in industrial processes R&D.

Roseanne Berger, MD, is senior associate dean for graduate medical education and associate professor of family medicine. She oversees residency training in 63 programs sponsored by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in affiliated hospitals throughout Western New York.

Wit Wichaidit is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at University at Buffalo from Thailand. His current research is on improving water, sanitation, and hygiene in Africa and Asia; improving America’s reputation abroad. After graduation, he hopes to switch to work on criminal justice, substance abuse, and mental health, in underserved areas in the United States.

The Buffalo March for Science and Organizing for Action welcomes everyone to the discussion.

Please be in touch if you would like to see a specific topic addressed or would like to share your experiences as an immigrant in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medicine.

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