How do you combine your passion for writing and science? We turned to Rina-Shaikh Lesko, who trained and worked as an epidemiologist for many years before embracing her passion for writing. She combined her twin interests: writing and science and became a science writer But, before becoming a science writer Shaikh-Lesko went back to school to study Science Communication from University of California Santa Cruz.
We sat down to speak with Shaikh-Lesko about how she developed an interest in science and writing and what drew her to become an epidemiologist. What prompted her to switch gears and embrace her love for writing.
This is part of our women in science and technology series sponsored by Zoho Corp.
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A highlight from our upcoming interview with Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Lelio and transgender actress Danila Vega. I got to ask them a couple of questions from the famous Proust Questionnaire. We have a longer interview coming up with Lelio and Vega.
Lelio’s film A Fantastic Woman is Chile’s entry in the best foreign-language film category for the 2018 Oscars. The film stars Vega and how she deals with the sudden death of her lover played by Francisco Reyes.
A Fantastic Woman releases in early February 2018 in the San Francisco Bay area.
Dr. Cynthia Lee teaches computer science at Stanford University. She shares how girls and boys are equally interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as children. But around middle schools the number of girls interested in STEM declines? Why is that? Tune in to find out.
This is a highlight of our upcoming interview with Dr. Lee from our Women in Science & Technology TV series sponsored by Zoho.
Here is a list of TV stations in the US that broadcast our weekly TV show. Do subscribe to our YouTube channel and podcast where we feature new interviews every week.