Dr. Roxanne Hughes is the Director of the Center for Integrating Research and Learning (CIRL) at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab). She is also a member of the Florida State University President’s Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She brings a breadth of experience in science teaching, social justice and informal science education to her position. Her research interests include programs and policies that attempt to increase the number of women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields by changing the climate within these fields. In her research, she focuses on STEM identity (one’s belief that they fit the perception of a scientist and can be successful in their chosen field). Mentoring is one of the key interventions for improving the experiences of marginalized populations in STEM. Dr. Hughes is a trained facilitator with the Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. Her research has been presented at national conferences and in international journals. She has been a part of the panel discussion of the American Association of University Women’s Solving the Equation report (2015) and recently the SciGirls national program’s redesign of their strategies for engaging girls in STEM (2020). In addition to her work at the MagLab she serves on multiple boards and advisory commissions, including: the American Physical Society’s Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public, the FSU Anti-Racism Task Force, the FSU National Coalition Building Institute, and the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change Review panel.