STEMS and Leaves

STEMS and Leaves
A show exploring intersectional stories in STEM and how our identities shape our work. Together we discover how queer, POC, and other identities shape the work we do in STEM - the challenges, the triumphs, and everything in between.

Episode 11: We’re back and Buildings Have Names!
Jan 11 • 9 min
Back from hiatus with big news about new episodes and projects coming this season.
[10] Tobi Otulana
Oct 5, 2019 • 39 min
My friend and colleauge Tobi joins me to discuss her academic journey through the MCRP program at Ohio State and we get real about where our passion comes from in our field [ credits and links @ ]. Disclaimer: All views and opinions…
Episode 9: Urban Foraging
Sep 13, 2019 • 13 min
We discuss urban foraging and the legacy of food laws and foraging bans that prevent people from improving their food security (links to discussed material at
Episode 8: Danceable Cities
Aug 30, 2019 • 13 min
In this episode, we share a cool piece of research investigating urban dance culture in China and it’s relevance to American urban planning.
Sujata Emani
Aug 16, 2019 • 49 min
Sujata joins me to chat about powerful women that have lead by example and how she has adapted throughout her life to incredible challenges and loss.
Coral Torres
Aug 2, 2019 • 24 min
Coral Torress joins me at the mic to share her experience as a Hispanic woman in the very male-dominated engineering industry.
Episode 5: Shauna
Jul 19, 2019 • 40 min
Shauna and I sit down at the mic to chat about challeges of queer identities and mental health issues in neuroscience and technology.
Episode 4: Christy Gerencher
Jul 5, 2019 • 33 min
Christy joins me to chat about research in Aviation and how she’s learned to sit down at the table and make her voice heard.
Jun 21, 2019 • 29 min
Jocelyn joins me to commiserate and celebrate our mixed race identities and how they’ve shaped our experience in academia.
Dr Amber Woodburn McNair
Jun 7, 2019 • 30 min
Dr Woodburn McNair shares how she has navigated academia as a woman - how she has practiced self-care and grown through challenges.
(my dear friend) Donna
May 16, 2019 • 19 min
My dear friend Donna shares how she advocates for herself and others as LGBTQ+ identities in the workplace.