This episode is an ode to LGBT STEM Day! The second-annual #LGBTSTEMDay was on Friday, July 5, 2019. It’s a day full of events, campaigns, and storytelling to celebrate LGBTQ+ folks in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It also acknowledges the unique challenges faced by trans and queer scientists in these fields.
To celebrate queer folks in STEM, I invited 6 guests to chat about their experiences as LGBTQ+ scientists. Here are our guests:
Meet Maya Degrood, Instagram's very own @MolecularMaven. She's a cancer researcher starting her M.Sc. at the University of British Columbia in the fall. Stephanie is an incoming grad student at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, studying chemistry education. Check her out on Twitter at @ssnorkels. Matt is a wildlife ecologist an PhD candidate at the The University of New South Wales. Check him out on Twitter at @m_davis8802. Natalie Westwood is an ecologist working on her Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Check out her research and field work adventures on Twitter and Instagram! Eva Bloom is wrapping up her M.Sc. studying sexting behaviour in young women. She hosts the pleasure-inclusive, anti-oppressive, and evidence-based YouTube channel What's My Body Doing and the web series Sex Ed School. You can learn with her on Instagram and Twitter!
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