"I can't be an expert in everything." an interview with Denise Hills

Denise Hills, Director in Geological Survey of Alabama and AGU leader shares stories of her collaborative experiences and how it has shaped her career. She discusses the significance of the growth of science and the importance of communicating science to...

Danielle Varner and Paul Pierce

Danielle Patterson Varner (42) interviews her colleague Paul Pierce (68) about his career in the theater industry. They also discuss the importance of community theater as a space for storytelling and identity-building, as well as the legacy of kindness Paul...

"AGU is the most important gathering of geoscientists in the world." an interview with Ioan Lascu

Ioan Lascu, research geologist at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, shares stories of his work studying minerals and rock magnetism. What do bacteria affect magnetism? What can we learn from stalagmites and stalactites? Why has there been in a...

Christa Mulder and Katie Spellman

Katie Spellman (36) speaks with her mentor and collaborator, Christa Mulder (no age given), about their relationship, their pathways in science, what makes for a good mentor and collaborator, and what they have learned from each other.

"We not only found the results, but we also found the solution." an interview with Tong Zhu

Tong Zhu atmospheric chemist and university professor shares his experiences studying air pollution and its impacts on human health. Reflecting on how past discoveries influence solutions and how those solutions impact government policy. He shares stories about his work for...

Patrick McNameeKing and Morgan Zipf-Meister

Patrick McNameeKing (34) and Morgan Zipf-Meister (39), coworkers at StoryCorps, share a conversation about the outdoors, building community, and creativity. They touch on the pandemic’s effects on adventuring and collaboration.

Theresa Edelstein and Lynn Mertz

Colleagues Lynn Mertz (58) and Theresa Edelstein (63) talk about their work with the Leaders in Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Collaborative. They discuss their careers and the need for health equity.

"Particles from the Volcano in the Philippines had made there way all the way to Wisconsin." an interview with Chris Trepte

The realization that a purple sunset in Wisconsin traced back to the 1991 volcanic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines fueled Chip Trepte’s interest in the movement of volcanic aerosols in the upper atmosphere. “It was a stunning revelation...

“I want to do good science, which to me, doing good science and with great people makes it fun.” An interview with Susan Bates

Susan Bates has always been interested by the physical world and especially the ocean. She remembers standing on the beach as a kid in North Carolina wondering where the waves came from. Now, she gets to predict what the ocean...

Tamara Fields and Andrew Vo

Friends and colleagues Tamara Fields (48) and Andrew Vo (48) discuss their shared experiences as current colleagues and alumni of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

"We are on a planet that is changing." an interview Steven Platnick

Cloud scientist Steven Platnick is trying to learn how clouds may magnify—or minimize—the effects of climate change. He first got excited about clouds when his Ph.D. advisor, who "treated us like equals," started asking questions about clouds. "He asked questions...

Shirlene Anderson and Linda Parrish

As part of the 30th anniversary of the Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC), Linda Parrish (67) has a conversation with her friend Shirlene Anderson (67) about their time serving together on the CVC and about Shirlene being its founder and first...

Emory and I

I interviewed my cousin Emory, who recently graduated from college Seattle for film. We share similar career interests, and I wanted to learn some things from her, as well as simply just talk to her.

"The whole community came together.” an interview with Richard Stolarski

Richard Stolarski, research professor shares the journey of his involvement with the movement to address ozone depletion. He discusses how a multi-disciplinary team of scientists came together to heal the ozone layer, and how the world came together with the...

“It’s all about getting the information into the hands of local stakeholders.” an interview with John Bolten

John Bolten doesn’t need to get his hands dirty to learn about crop yields. Using satellite images, the Associate Program Manager of Water Resources for the NASA Applied Sciences Program has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to directly...

"What other profession allows you to ask questions, chase those things that give you intellectual itches." an interview with Robert Swap

On the football field, Bob Swap learned to read the field, look at the play, assess the information, and move forward. Today, those same skills help him manage over 250 scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center with NASA’s Pandora...

Kevin Galloway and Emily Phillips Galloway

Husband and wife, Kevin Galloway (41) and Emily Phillips Galloway (38), have a conversation about how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their home life and their professional lives.

Farley McDonough and Natalie Johnson

Partners in crime, friends, and colleagues Farley McDonough (58) and Natalie Johnson (47) discuss their collaborations and community work in Manitou Springs, Colorado. They also reflect on their life paths and where they are headed next, particularly as Farley moves...

"Make science discovery part of everyday life for all families." an interview with Kristin Lawrence

Kristin Lawrence is reimagining how children of all ages can learn and discover science. She is the CEO and Founder of The Hopper, a science discovery playground coming soon to Boulder, Colorado. Kristin changed direction from a career in paleomagnetism...