Occupational Therapy: Living Life to its Fullest! Lived Experience Interview of Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

In this inspiring interview, Elizabeth Skidmore describes her lived experience as an agent of change in occupational therapy as a distinguished scientist and educator. Dr. Skidmore is the first occupational therapist to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists...

“Put the self-doubt aside and just go for it and you'll be really surprised with the outcome.” An interview with Elizabeth Schaeffer

Elizabeth Schaeffer hasn’t followed the most straight-forward route into the geosciences but that’s allowed her to discover the field she most wants to study. She’s a non-traditional undergraduate studying applied geology and talks about recent internships she’s done that have...

Television Role Models

I talk with my mom about her female role models from TV growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s

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Erin Pettit and Joanna Young

Joanna Young (33) and Dr. Erin Pettit (48) talked about their career choices as scientists who focus on outreach / education / research, and the role of leadership in glacier science in Alaska. They discuss the Girls on Ice program...

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Maxine Rockoff and Robin Sparkman

Maxine Rockoff (82) talks with her friend and StoryCorps CEO, Robin Sparkman (51), about her life and career. She recalls getting her PhD, working in biomedical computing, becoming a mother, and her accomplishment of wiring settlement houses in New York...

“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...

Iris Zhorov and Alexandra Zanin-Zhorov

Iris Zhorov (18) talks with her mother Alexandra Zanin- Zhorov (42) about her immigration stories, her academic and scientific career, and the difficulties she faced as a woman in science.

"If you want to do something, don't let anyone put limitations on you." an interview with Rosaly Lopes

Rosaly Lopes is a planetary geologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. She discovered seventy-one new volcanoes on IO, for which she was recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records. She uses her research into the surface of other planets...

“Embracing the different kinds of scientists that exist is something that we're still working to do.” An interview with Kiya Riverman

Kiya Riverman ended up studying glaciers because, on a field work trip, she was one of the few who could fit the ice cave in the glacier. She recalls, “you're surrounded by glaciers and then sometimes you're underneath glaciers. And...

“How is it that we collect stories [and] create spaces for those stories to be told?” An interview with Michele Koppes and Heidi Roop

Michele Koppes and Heidi Roop met “on an incredible landscape on the edge of the Greenland ice sheet about two years ago.” The conversation that followed made both of them think more closely about the value of science communication and...

Kristi Hager and Willa Fouts talk about the exhibition "Equal: A Work in Progress"

Kristi Hager (74) and her goddaughter, Willa Fouts (32) talk about mentorship and support over the years, memories of a trip to San Francisco, climate change advocacy, women's rights and Willa's portrait and the feeling of comfort at being included...

“I enjoy knowing that a lot of people do care about [the climate] and they care to learn about it.” an interview with Shelby Hurst

Shelby Hurst grew up in northern Michigan where she spent plenty of time poking at and asking questions about the rocks in her grandparents’ backyard, which eventually led her to a PhD in geochemistry. She discusses the importance of women...

"The sun kind of affects everything here on Earth in one way or another." An interview with Nicholeen Viall.

Nicholeen Viall is a research astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, with her research focus being the sun and solar wind. Listen to Dr. Viall talk about her start in space science, her greatest accomplishment, and her hopes for...

“I'd love to see more collaboration happen and [it is] integral in terms of science working in the future.” An interview with Krystal Yhap

Krystal Yhap’s interest in urban water resource management was sparked by the conversations around water safety in Flint, MI. She’s now a graduate assistant at the University of Maryland studying the water system in San Francisco. She talks about her...

"Dealing with science, it's like having a detective job." An interview with Meloe Kacenelenbogen.

In this interview, Dr. Meloe S. Kacenelenbogen discusses her expertise in ‘aerosols,’ suspended particles in the atmosphere. These small particulates can affect air quality and human health and can also impact the Earth’s radiation balance. We also discuss why she...

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Yasmeen Munasser and Kalid Loul

Yasmeen Munasser (25) has a conversation with her mentor Kalid Loul (32) about her journey as a Yemeni-Muslim American woman working in computer science, some of the challenges she has confronted in her path, and her experiences mentoring other women.

"Don't take yourself too seriously. Try and always put yourself in a new perspective." an interview with Lara Patricia Sotto

While many of the interviews at the conference were with experienced professionals with a career spanning several decades, this interview is with a young up-and-coming PhD student who traveled all the way from the Philippines to attend her first AGU...

"We're going to be able to help the planet." An Interview with Cynthia Rosenzweig.

Cynthia Rosenzweig has been studying earth's changing climate and its impacts on agriculture for over 2 decades, yet she continues to be fascinated by the subject on a daily basis. Dr. Rosenzweig currently heads the Climate Impacts Group at NASA's...

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Emily Sales and Sarah Stednitz

Graduate students in neuroscience Emily Celestina Sales (27) and Sarah Josephine Stednitz (30) speak about their experiences as women in the sciences and the injustices they hope will be addressed in diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon.

What’s My Motivation, Said Neither of These Two Ever. An interview with Lucy Jones and Wendy Bohon

Seismologist Lucy Jones gained recognition for doing a TV interview following the 1992 Joshua Tree earthquake while holding her sleeping infant son. Long before that, she became one of the first American scientists to enter China after it’s normalization in...

"You have to believe in yourself and your project more than anybody else, and you have to sell it." An Interview with Amy Winebarger.

Dr. Amy Winebarger is an astrophysicist in the Heliophysics and Planetary Science Office at NASA. Listen to Amy talk about what makes sounding rockets awesome to work with, the rewards of being a mentor, and how a New York Times...

"Science is a universal language, which helps us bridge language and cultural gaps." an interview with Emily Wolin

Emily Wolin is almost singe-handedly trying to upgrade Myanmar’s national seismic network. As a student, Emily saw the Mount Saint Helens eruption. Today, she helps scientists in Myanmar prepare their country for the aftermath of the next hurricanes to come...