About This Show
Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Liz Wayne, a Black cancer scientist from Mississippi, meets Christine "Xine" Yao, an Asian literary critic from Canada.
Both Ivy League PhDs.
Both fans of lipstick.
Most Recent Episode
S03E20 | Coming-of-Age in Academia: Interview with Brianda Beverley of Flyy Science
Our latest guest Brianda is at a turning point: pursue a PhD in STEM or follow her dream of growing Flyy Science, which combines science communication with hip hop and style. This is a coming-of-age in academia episode that everyone can relate to! Liz and Xine chat with Brianda about her current work as a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist, the gap between STEM degrees and jobs, and the journey from realizing you love something to what it means to develop a career. Why don't kidneys get the same attention as hearts in popular culture? Brianda asks the PhDivas for advice on the next steps as a possible pre-PhDiva and what the best path might be for someone who describes herself as a mix of Bill Nye the Science Guy, Aaliyah, and Left Eye.
Brianda on Twitter: @flyyscience1
On Tumblr: http://flyyscience.tumblr.com/
On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKzUwVctzKHV6_VGB8cp1KQ