Maria Qadri, Ph.D. currently serves as the Scientific Communications Postdoctoral Fellow for the Knowledge Transfer and Outreach arm of the NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL) based at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Within CASL and the AAC&U Office of Undergraduate STEM Education, her research focus is on capacity building for thought leadership and professional development programming for STEM faculty. In her work, she aims to empower STEM faculty, particularly those at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to share their authentic narratives and invaluable insights as broadly as possible through both traditional and non-traditional avenues. Throughout her career, her professional and scholarly work has been committed to accessible and inclusive STEM education, science policy, and science communication. Before joining AAC&U, Dr. Qadri worked in science policy and project management consulting at Ripple Effect, and as editorial staff at the American College of Radiology. She is an active member of the Association for Women in Science, the National Science Policy Network, and 500 Women Scientists. Dr. Qadri earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Quantitative Biomedicine in 2018 from Rutgers University as well as an M.S. from the University of Connecticut and a B.S. from the University of Hartford, both in biomedical engineering.