My name is Cheryl and for now, I’m the only person who controls all the @WeRepSTEM accounts and site content.

I created We Rep STEM because I believe science is for everyone and I want to celebrate everyone in the field — NOT just the loudest people in the room.

This website aims to celebrate STEM minorites — people of colour, professionals with disabilites, members of the LGBTQ community, Indigenous researchers, women of all races, scientists in niche areas of expertise — and everyone in between.

I’m also aiming to expose the public to new areas of study and cover news stories that academics may find of interest.


As a team-of-one, I do all of the:

  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Web and graphic design
  • Video editing
  • Social media marketing …

… And more. Right now, I spend about 20 hours a week on the site, in my ‘spare’ time. I maintain a full-time job so that I have the means to do this.


It is my dream to one day work on full time. I have lots of ideas and would love to assemble a team of writers, editors, and designers that represent every demographic I am trying to reach.

That’s a long-term goal.

Right now, the site only generates a couple of dollars a month in ad revenue, and I have spent hundreds on video and photo software + website maintenance.

If you’d like to support the site, here are a few easy things you can do:

  • Like, share content, and follow We Rep STEM on social media. I am on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. See the top of the page for social links.
  • If you are on the site and see an ad that appeals to you, I invite you to click on it. That’s the only way the site generates any money for now.
  • Donate by clicking on this handy button:

If you’d like to get involved in another way, email me at:

We Rep STEM is a collaborative effort. I’d love to talk to you about your research, work on a series with you, or feature you on the site.

Thanks and happy reading!