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New York, NY - Role Models

  • Caveat 21A Clinton Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

Join us on Sept. 2 for an evening of stories about our science role models!

Hosted by Erin Barker and Gastor Almonte. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Stories by:


Eric Cunningham is Senior Writer at Más Mejor, Broadway Video's comedy studio for Latino voices. He's the creator of "Night Late," and host of both "The Future is WOW" podcast & UCB's "Late Night Packet Jam." He lives in Jersey City with his wife and Roomba.

Photo by Phil Provencio.

Photo by Phil Provencio.

Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now owns and operates the performance venue Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Kambri is also a renowned storyteller and the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times best selling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). She has performed on The Moth (MainStage & radio), Women of Letters,  Risk! and Mortified. In 2014, Kambri opened QED, a performance venue meets community and learning center. With over 100 events per month ranging from comedy, storytelling and music to classes like embroidery, cartooning and writing, there is something for everyone. Since its opening, QED has been featured on The Jim Gaffigan Show, NY1, The New York and LA Times and countless other media outlets. Performers have included the super famous like Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Janeane Garofalo, to the first-time performer and everyone in between.  Also a public speaker, Kambri has given speeches for Girls, Inc., University of Texas, Texas Book Festival, University of Oregon, SXSW (South by Southwest), DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, book festivals, and events.


Calise Hawkins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has performed her standup on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC), Russel Simmons Presents Live At The El Rey (Comedy Central), Gotham Live (Fox), Stand Up in Stilettos (TV Guide Channel), Nick Mom’s Night Out (Nickelodeon), among others. She has written for Comedy Central’s @midnight and Hood Adjacent, MTV’s Totally Clueless, Girl Code, and Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense. And she was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls.


Emma Young is a PhD candidate and science communicator at the University of Missouri - Saint Louis. She studies avian malaria parasites, host/parasite interactions in the neotropical birds of Panama, and the roles that climate and habitat play in malaria infection. She enjoys hoarding plants and shouting about how much she loves science, and she is the founder of Science Distilled, a bi-monthly science happy hour in St. Louis. She tweets @emyoung90.


Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and writer, as well as an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University. She has written for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Salon and Playboy, and has given a TEDX talk on The Golden Girls and bioethics.

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