Danielle Lee

Danielle Lee is a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University and self-described hip-hop maven and outreach scientist who blogs about urban ecology and biology that you can see right in your own backyard. She uses hip-hop to connect the dots between culture and science in order to reach underrepresented communities like inner-city youth and open up the doors for them to pursue a career in science. In an interview with science reporter Véronique LaCapra at KWMU, Lee said, “There aren’t a lot of role models, so that’s why I do my outreach, to let folks see, one, a different face of science, and to see different avenues into science.”

Check out one of her blog posts about a presentation she gave on Nov. 29, 2012 at Denison University in Ohio: “The Intersection of Culture and Science — Hip-Hop, Feminism, Sex, & Sexual Selection” and “Sexual Politics of Hip-Hop Reexamined as Lessons in Sexual Selection” 

Science Blogger for Scientific American, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University

Areas of Expertise: Biology, Urban Ecology, Evolution, Animal Behavior, STEM,  Diversity, Science Outreach, Hip-Hop

Location: Edwardsville, Illinois

Contact Info:

Mobile: (314) 283-2959
Work: (405) 334-5674
Email: Dnlee5@ymail.com
Twitter: @DNLee5

Heard on St. Louis Public Radio:

St. Louis blogger helps inner-city youth find “on ramp” to science

Last updated June 2017