We welcome any gender minority of color* from any career stage whether you are actively doing shark science or if you have aspirations of becoming a shark scientist but aren't quite there yet. It doesn't matter if you are a hopeful college student or a senior scientist, all are welcome here. Complete the membership form below to join!
*We define a gender minority of color as a person who: (1) identifies as woman, trans, non-binary, two spirit and/or gender fluid and (2) as Black, Indigenous and/or of color, and/or comes from a community in the global south.
MISS is a safe space and MISS Members will be held to a high standard. You must demonstrate allyship, inclusivity, ethical conduct and support the mission of MISS with your words, actions & deeds. You must be willing to work hand-in-hand with MISS to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the field of shark science. If you are interested in becoming part of our network please complete the application below. Applications will be voted on by MISS members and you will be updated on the status of your application the first week of each month (so long as you apply before the 20th).
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MISS provides a community and funded opportunities for gender minorities of color who wish to enter the field of shark sciences. We aim to show that there are many gender minorities of color succeeding in and interested in this field.
We fundraise and apply for grants to create paid opportunities to attempt to knock down the financial barrier into shark sciences. We encourage other organizations in our field to do the same.
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