Comments for Nalini Nadkarni Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:02:40 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Nalini Brings Barbie to the Forest Canopy by Carol Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:02:40 +0000 G’day Nalini, I’m an entomologist of Afro-Caribbean descent who volunteers in the STEM in Schools program in Canberra, Australia. My old branch manager sent me this link after I presented my old work area with a black Entomologist Barbie I made myself using a black Fashionista Barbie and an Entomologist Barbie playset last November. I had to make my own as I couldn’t get a response after contacting Barbie, Mattel and National Geographic to ask if the playsets came in other colours (blonde was the only type online). Anyway, although I was a little disappointed, my students and teachers were thrilled with their mini-Carol Barbie dolls. When I saw your article, I was happy to see Mattel is producing more diversity and STEM-inspired occupations for their Barbie dolls.