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

Added January 2013| Updated June2017