Excellent Yummy Mummy Awards
|Posted on 12 March, 2021 at 2:05|
NOMINATION CATEGORIES: EXCELLENCE IN TECH, EXCELLENCE IN THE SCIENCES, EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION
Dr Hephzi is a mum of two, a research scientist and an entrepreneur with two businesses in the UK as well as being the founding director of a registered international charity.
Hephzi started her career in the biosciences after completing a biomedical science degree before branching out into the pharmaceutical industry after completing a postgraduate degree in pharmaceutical science with management studies.
Hephzi currently serves as the chair of the Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire branch of the Royal Society of Biology.
In 2014, she received a national science communication award for her work in engaging underserved communities with science from the Royal Society of Biology. In 2017 she received a highly commended women in science award by Goldman Sachs at the Win trade awards and that same year she was nominated as a finalist in the outstanding STEM ambassador category of the national stem inspiration awards. Queen Mary University also awarded Hephzi with a community champion award in 2018 for her community engagement with science work and she received a Winston Churchill travel fellowship in 2019.
Hephzi has also been celebrated internationally by being named as a STEM champion by the global telecommunications network, Airtel Ghana.
Hephzi’s work focusses on empowering young people from underserved communities to improve their science capital by providing opportunities to enable them to make informed decisions. This is achieved through work experience, career workshops, volunteer opportunities and tailored inspirational experience days. She also works with community groups and organises an annual street science festival in her local community which has evolved over time since the first event in 2014 and has been featured on ITN news. Hephzi also supports local schools as a STEM ambassador for the Essex region and runs regular STEM inspired activities in the community and public spaces.
She operates a learning centre located in the Basildon town square, Essex which offers after school supported learning and summer school programs from key stage 2 through to A-Levels and adult education. Hephzi believes in nurturing the potential of her students to bring out the best versions of themselves.
Hephzi is a member of the association of British Science Writers and she has written internationally for organisations including, Oxbridge Biotech, Research fortnight, tech.co, GhScientific and daily graphic. She is also an international speaker and has presented at multiple conferences, organisations and events across Europe and Africa on education, informal learning, public engagement with science and on engaging with underserved communities.
Her experiences in navigating the UK educational system and her pathway to discovering her career interests as well as the challenges faced and the lack of mentors and role models, led Hephzi along her path of working with young people and their families to provide them with a better experience.
We can not wait to celebrate this mother of excellence on 14th of March 2021.
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