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Meet The Changemakers: Speaker Series- Alexis Vogt

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Meet The Changemakers: Speaker Series

Listen to the stories of regional Changemakers and be inspired to become a Changemaker in your own community. 

Join us for our new speakers series to meet five of the women featured in our exhibit, The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World. Listen and learn how these women broke barriers in their respective fields, creating innovative solutions to long-standing problems and amplifying their own voices and others that deserve to be heard. While their work is groundbreaking, admirable, and sometimes seems larger than life, you may learn that these women are just like you and that becoming a Changemaker isn’t as impossible as you may think. 

Explore the full line up below and register today! 

All events will be held virtually via Zoom. Zoom links will be sent to attendees following registration.

Cost: This speaker series is free with a suggested donation of $10.

Alexis Vogt

Thursday, May 13 | 7pm

Raising the Bar While Raising Kids: Increasing Diversity in Optics Careers

Learn how Alexis Vogt, PhD, Endowed Chair & Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College, is breaking boundaries in the optics and photonics industry and creating pathways for young people to thrive in the field. Alexis will share her experiences raising three young children while working full-time to lead the world’s oldest optics technician training program. She will also detail her efforts to overcome barriers and encourage more diverse candidates to pursue careers in optics and photonics by sharing her own successes and struggles.