"There's something in science for everyone." An Interview with Judy Pu

Judy Pu is currently a grad student at the University of California, Santa Barbara studying Earth Science. We talked to her about moving forward from failure and criticism, the importance of education, and dealing with the loss of a mentor.

Sculpture- Carrie and Janelle

This is an interview between Janelle Finley (16) and Carrie Finley (47). We discussed Carrie’s favorite memories and her role model.

"Everyone deserves to be in science because science affects everybody." An interview with Jaida Elcock

Jaida Elcock says she thrives in chaos. And we’re inclined to believe her. From her ridiculously entertaining TikToks on animal facts, to her work with the non-profit Minorities in Shark Sciences (oh, did we mention she’s currently pursuing her Ph.D.),...

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Maria Elena Giner and Adriana Resendez

Colegas y amigas Maria Elena Giner (55) y Adriana Resendez (57) reflexionan sobre sus experiencias compartidas como madres trabajadoras, mujeres en ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas, y su trabajo a la Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas.. [Colleagues and friends...

Janie Ohara – At 88 an inspiration!

An interview between Janie Ohara (88) and a family friend Ella Crites (14) that talks about Women in Stem, working women, and Japanese Internment Camps. Janie also shares her advice for life along with a favorite food. :D

"I like to say that being an astronomer involves a lot of things that my mommy never told me." An Interview with Marcia Rieke

Marcia Rieke has had to take a break from her job as a professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona recently because she is currently the principal investigator of the Near Infrared Camera being launched on the James Webb...

“What it means to be an expert…is more exciting if it’s inclusive.” An interview with Nina Fefferman.

Nina Fefferman is a professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in the departments of Mathematics and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, where she is also the director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. In her varied...

"There are many ways to be a scientist." An interview with Pacifica Sommers

Pacifica Sommers is an ecologist and explorer. From the deserts of Arizona to the Antarctic tundra, Pacifica has looked at how organisms from tardigrades to pocket mice live in extreme environments. We talked with her about some of the most...

"Don't let anything hold you back". An interview with Ashley Lindalia Walker

Ashley Lindalia Walker is the founder for #BlackInAstro, co-founder and media liaison for #BlackInChem, and co-founder of #BlackInPhysics. Oh, and she's getting her Ph.D in astrochemistry. We discussed her work advocating for black scientists and academics, what inspired her career...

"You know what you're capable of,…trust in the interest and passion that got you here." An interview with Emily Williams

Emily Williams has traveled the world in search of birds. As a biologist, she’s worked in Kansas, Argentina, Australia, and Denali, and studied loons, flycatchers, kingbirds, and more. And even with all these experiences and diverse species interactions, she’s now...

“My science is all about sharing.” An Interview with Paula Buchanan

For Paula Buchanan, disaster scientist and emergency management researcher, the whole point of science is to share it with others so that it can benefit everyone. We talked to her about being a “degree collector,” persevering and setting boundaries in...

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“Well, it isn’t necessarily what I planned, but it certainly sounds like an exciting job.” An Interview with Melissa Trainer

Melissa Trainer is a planetary scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and is working on the upcoming Dragonfly mission. We talked to her about pitching Dragonfly and finding out whether it got accepted on TV, accepting opportunities you didn’t...

McKenzie Takes On Engineering

Wonder how it feels to major in a predominantly male based major in college? Well, McKenzie Takes On Engineering: is about McKenzie’s journey throughout her educational journey that has inspired and led her to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering....

"Be proactive and seek out opportunities." An interview with Tanya Harrison

Tanya Harrison never thought she was going to be an astronaut. But she was determined to go to space. And she did just that – through satellites, first to Mars, and now looking back at our own third rock from...

Sonaera Zaman and Dakota Yu

[Recorded Tuesday, September 12, 2023] Sonaera (19) from Ashburn, Virginia, and Dakota (19) from Ashburn, Virginia participated in this One Small Step conversation as part of their Public Service Pathways 1-credit UNST course at UVA. Sonaera shares her mom’s impact...

"Anything that really lets me feel like I have a tangible impact on my community…is very…meaningful." An interview with Gina Zwicky

Gina Zwicky love lizards. And frogs. And turtles. Basically, all sorts of amphibians and reptiles. The love has turned into a career looking at how lizards fight off parasites and how those parasites evolve to be, well, better parasites. And...