anna marie lachance

Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst


Dr. Anna Marie LaChance is a chemical engineer, STEM educator, and transgender advocate with numerous professional and creative projects. Through her teaching work, creative projects (Substack, TikTok), and local political organizing, she is an advocate for abolitionist engineering education and intersectional transfeminism. Anna transitioned at the age of 22 while earning her PhD in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Throughout her academic career, she has mentored dozens of women and gender-diverse people in STEM, empowering them to bring their “full selves” into their engineering work. She has been widely recognized for her research, teaching, and mentorship. Anna is a Lecturer for the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she offers courses on chemical engineering process control, polymer processing, and sustainability.

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