My name is Melissa Burt (she/her/hers). I'm the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering and a Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. I love Science-a-thon... and participate because representation matters. I want people of color to see that science is something that we do, that they can do, and that we can all be successful! And also that we are more than just scientists -- we are moms, gardeners, crafters, bakers, runners, and much more!