12 episodes

This podcast delves into the accessible resources around UConn’s campus that facilitate leadership. A diverse group of candidates are interviewed to provide their unique stories of research on and off-campus. These students elaborate on frequently neglected factors of their journeys: inspirations, hindrances, and catalyzed leadership.

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This podcast delves into the accessible resources around UConn’s campus that facilitate leadership. A diverse group of candidates are interviewed to provide their unique stories of research on and off-campus. These students elaborate on frequently neglected factors of their journeys: inspirations, hindrances, and catalyzed leadership.

    Episode 12: Saurabh Kumar, Fetal Onset Hydrocephalus

    Episode 12: Saurabh Kumar, Fetal Onset Hydrocephalus

    Saurabh is a senior at UConn and recipient of the University Scholar laureate, among other recognitions. In this concluding episode, we dive deeper into the University Scholar program and Saurabh’s growth as a curious student and researcher since his freshman year. Saurabh shares words of advice for students who wish to start interdisciplinary research outside […]

    • 22 min
    Episode 11: Avadhut Khade and Gaganjot Bedi, Autism Intervention Technology

    Episode 11: Avadhut Khade and Gaganjot Bedi, Autism Intervention Technology

    Avadhut and Gaganjot both work in a kinesiology lab focusing on using an application and other techniques to understand various learning disabilities and developing ways to tackle this issue in kids. They both discuss their unconventional application of biliteracy in the lab and the impact of this experience on their views toward research. For those […]

    • 25 min
    Episode 10: Nicole Rivera and Imane Forbes, Research Abroad

    Episode 10: Nicole Rivera and Imane Forbes, Research Abroad

    Nicole and Imane are seniors at UConn that participated in funded research abroad over the summer. They both had the amazing chance to go to Australia to conduct research under a fellowship offered by UConn’s LSAMP program. Nicole and Imane discuss their growth as student leaders through the program and emphasize how students can apply […]

    • 29 min
    Episode 9: Hind Fares and Jonathan Sosa, RESULTS

    Episode 9: Hind Fares and Jonathan Sosa, RESULTS

    Hind and Jonathan are currently involved in RESULTS, a club on campus that focuses on ending poverty through political action. Hind is co-president and has been involved in the national chapter’s annual conference held in Washington, DC, where the leaders of various campuses discuss the largest issues and take action politically. These two discuss leading […]

    • 29 min
    Episode 8: Wanjiku Gatheru, Food Insecurity and UCAFE

    Episode 8: Wanjiku Gatheru, Food Insecurity and UCAFE

    Wanjiku (Wawa) is a prominent activist on campus who is also a Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, and UConn’s first Rhodes scholar. She is the co-founder of UCAFE, UConn Access to Food Effort, an IDEA grant that influenced a state initiative (HB 7257) and federal policy (Closing the  Hunger Gap Act). Wawa discusses the importance of […]

    • 23 min
    Episode 7: Jacob Lenes, STEMTalk Magazine

    Episode 7: Jacob Lenes, STEMTalk Magazine

    Jacob is currently a journalist and serves on the Executive Board for STEMTalk magazine. It is the only student-run STEM-based magazine on UConn campus. He is a computer science major and has published numerous articles in the magazine. Jacob’s interest in STEMTalk was driven by his previous research on how to prevent coral bleaching. For […]

    • 20 min

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