Meet the Staff

Kristin Finch, PhD

Kristin Finch
I am the Associate Director of the Center for STEM Diversity at Tufts University, as well as an advisor for the STEM Ambassadors. I have a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and did a post-doctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. My research focused in the field of drug discovery, more specifically on small molecule inhibitors of oncogenic proteins. However, I have a passion to promote and create opportunities for underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

I chose to become a scientist because I always enjoyed math and I loved how chemistry was an application of math. Although I realized early on that I didn’t want to become a medical doctor, I learned that I could still help people through STEM education and outreach. It has been a great fit for me!