This week I talk to neuroscientist Yue Li, who talks about being adaptable and self-aware of our behavior and thinking. Most negativity is due to stimulating a certain type of ares in the brain, and we are somewhat in control of that - but being plastic, as in 'malleable' is key!
This week on Innervation, I talk to Eva Cheng, a Chinese Australian Telecommunications Engineer, who sees the beauty and value in human connection, despite her technical expertise in connecting people through computers. We discuss..
Michelle Bui is a gene editor. She is passionate about reducing the spread of infectious diseases via mosquitoes. Her work is badass and she is so chill, which she believes is down to living in San Diego, California. I reckon being a Vietnamese-American woman in STEM has trained her to be confident and comfortable in her own skin, especially because she does not fit convention. Be inspired by her vibe, to be the best version of yourself - that's what happened to me whilst hosting this episode!
This week I talk to Civil Engineer, Ayo Sokale. Honestly, this conversation blew me away. She is just an incredibly inspiring human being. So driven, so genuine and really wise. Ayo brings me to tears with her honesty and strength - she's just awesome and I urge you to check this episode out if you want to be uplifted and motivated to be the best version of yourself.
This week I talk to Lisa Marie Stabryla, who is doing important work in trying to outsmart smart bacteria. Bacteria has become so clever these days that our antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. We talk about her crucial research, but also what she has experienced as Woman in STEM and how developing a global perspective is essential to empowerment.
This week, Aarthi Vijayakumar talks about living in the moment and how there is no such thing as a bad choice or decision. She was part of a team that conducted one of the most sophisticated molecular biology experiments ever carried out in space, yet she takes it all in her stride, at the age of 20. She is smart, wise and chilled about her future - she knows the world is her oyster because she world hard and wants to do good in the world through her talent for STEM subjects..
As an asian woman in STEM, Jacquelin Chu, a physician has a strong sense of how to carry herself through her career, as a person in a minority. She is very determined, very self-assured and doesn't take failure personally. I'm hoping that after a conversation with her, her strength of character and resilience is infectious!
Dr. Clara Barker is a material scientist and expert in thin films and superconductivity and has been through a journey with her identity. It was such a massive process of self-discovery, that she almost turned her back on science and technology. Her talent in STEM was not the problem, the problem was her lack of self-assurance and identity. We discuss the importance of IQ and EQ in careers and life, in this raw and honest discussion..
I speak to Dr. Precious Lunga, who is Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow's wife. I mention Jon first up because people always want headlines and we may have come across Precious through him. BUT after speaking with Precious, an impressive, uber smart and grounded Woman in STEM, it confirms that women can be all they are in their glory, without having to stand in the shadows of their men. Through this conversation you'll see how incredible Precious she is - she studied neuroscience and Epidemiology Cambridge University and turned down a full-time post doc to do field work in Africa on HIV. She's a true person of substance and has contributed vast amounts in the medical field. This episode is a 'must-listen'