What is WISDOM?
Women in Science Discovering Our Mojave (WISDOM) is an MDLT internship program in collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that seeks to help engage women from underserved communities studying Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
The WISDOM program fosters an environment of mentorship and career exploration by connecting female students with researchers and professionals, helping to develop the next generation of public lands managers and stewards. WISDOM aims to utilize more student derived data in management decisions in alignment with Citizen Scientist initiatives, in order to increase public engagement in land management. The long-term goal of WISDOM is to increase understanding of not only environmental science and land management issues in the Mojave Desert, but to also provide women with opportunities to conduct that research. This program is also a way for interns to build their professional career networks and can be used to help support graduate school applications.