Today's storyteller is Alejandra Enriquez! She is a marine scientist who studies bacteria in coastal estuaries, she just finished her master's degree at the College of Charleston, and she's an upcoming Knauss Fellow! So today Alejandra and I talk about her master's research, about the life of a grad student, and I really air out my grievances about my own grad school experience in this conversation. We also talk about her experience being latina in STEMM, and what can be done to make it a more inclusive and welcoming space. And Alejandra is also an artist and using her art to promote conservation and I think her art is awesome. I'll link to everything in the show notes. Enjoy!
You can find Rachel Villani on Twitter @flyingcypress and on Instagram @outdoorconservation. and Storytellers of STEMM on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/storytellersofSTEMM.
You can find Alejandra Enriquez on Twitter @marinebioartist, on Instagram @marinebioartist, on Twitch, and her RedBubble store.
Knauss Fellowship: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/Knauss-Fellowship-Program
The podcast episodes I referenced in this episode are: Storytellers of STEMM's "#52 - Carole Durussel: Marine Policy and Ocean Governance" and Stem Fatale Podcast's "Episode 048 - Flopsy, Mopsy, and and Fungi" about Beatrix Potter.
Recorded on 31 October 2020.