Latina PhDing Blog

Welcome to the Hispanics Guide to STEM Education, Careers, and Lifestyle
STEM Education

STEM Education

Learn about scholarships, fellowships, and how to succeed in your undergraduate and graduate courses

STEM Careers

STEM Careers

Learn about salaries, companies, internships, and new skills to advance your career

STEM products

STEM Lifestyle

Recommended STEM-related items that I use on a daily basis for school, research, and in my personal life

Meet the Blogger

Stephanie Taboada

latina phding blogger

First generation American Ecuadorean born and raised in New York. I come from a family of engineers, so, naturally, I became an engineer. 

The purpose of this blog is to share the knowledge I have learned over the years so that current and future generations of Hispanic students become aware of the benefits and opportunities that exist in STEM fields.

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About me


I have a Ph.D., Bachelor of Engineering, and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering.

I also have two advanced graduate certificates: interdisciplinary sciences and science communication.

Work Experience

I am currently an Engineering Professor. My research focuses on developing and optimizing catalysts for producing renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG can substitute fossil natural gas. The benefit of RNG is that it reduces the release of carbon into the atmosphere.

Before research, I worked in industry for four years as a consultant in the oil and gas sector. I also worked as a quality engineer in the manufacturing industry.

Career Goals

My career goal is to continue climbing the academic career ladder while researching clean energy and providing technical consulting to industry. Eventually, I would like to startup my own company.

In parallel, I advocate for increased representation of the Hispanic community within STEM by publishing literature in STEM education and within my technical area of expertise.

Stephanie has been awarded over $80,000 in Fellowships & Scholarships

"My academic and work experiences have positioned me to be the best source in helping the Hispanic community pursue STEM fields"
Stephanie Taboada
Chemical Engineer & Latina PhDing Blogger



More than three years' experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in an academic setting


Advised multiple undergraduate and graduate students on next steps to take in their academic careers

Speaking Engagements

Stephanie has spoken at several schools about her career path, the benefits of STEM, and potential careers to pursue

Contact me

For any inquiries please email