A known deterrent to enter into STEM fields is the belief that STEM careers, unlike other careers, fail to afford communal goals (Diekman et al., 2017, 2020). Communal goals include fundamental motives for relatedness and prosociality. These communal opportunities are perceived as lacking in STEM pathways, even as agentic (i.e., self-oriented opportunities) are perceived as available (Diekman et al., 2010). We propose that individuals who occupy roles are – quite literally – the “face” of that role. In this view, beliefs about role leaders inform beliefs about the experiences in the role itself. We posit that a role occupant’s facial signals of trustworthiness or dominance provide cues about the broader role. In our examination of face to role information, we are particularly interested whether facial information is especially important to certain people (i.e., STEM majors). To examine whether STEM or nonSTEM majors are particularly perceptive of role information from faces, we are pooling two previously collected datasets. Across these two datasets we have found trustworthy than dominant faced STEM faculty to signal greater communal opportunities and foster organizational trust within labs. We want to understand whether this effect is moderated by whether someone is a STEM major or not.