On 5 April 2022, Global Talent Mentoring hosted a Live Program Open House and Q&A Session for Prospective Mentors. Global Talent Mentoring COO Dr. Daniel Balestrini and Engagement Specialist Christin Graml kicked off the event with introductions and a brief overview presentation to the program.
Also joining was guest speaker Dr. Aphrodite Sbiraki, a veterinary scientist from Greece specializing in zoonosis who works closely with the European Union Reference Laboratories. Dr. Sbiraki has been one of our participating mentors since April of 2021. She gave attendees an insider’s look into what it’s like to be a mentor and shared her personal experience about what it’s like to mentor a talented young student from a country different from her own. The event then opened up for questions from the audience.
The event was attended by individuals from three continents and was open to all STEMM experts who are considering becoming a mentor as well as all Global Talent Mentoring partner organizations and other collaborating institutions.