This week we’re talking to Amy Diallo, an infectious disease scientist at UCSF who has been working tirelessly on COVID-19 this past year. We talk about the unseen stress of being one degree removed from the front lines and how she handles the pressure of a demanding job with her big ambitions as a runner. You may recognize Amy from Tracksmith’s incredible photography (Emily Maye we love you!). In the episode we talk about her work in science, working with Tracksmith, running with West Valley Track Club, her love for middle distance racing, and how she got her start as a runner.
Some highlights from our conversation:
🌪 Adjusting to the pace of work and the focus of work as a scientist in the post-pandemic world
👩🏾🔬 The unseen sources of stress being a scientist during a pandemic
🔬How she got started as a scientists and what attracted her to infectious disease
🚨 Why her first half marathon was a “disaster”
🎽How she got started running track and XC with a running group in Paris
🇫🇷 French nationals as a goal that inspired her to take running more seriously
🏃🏾♀️Finding her run community when she moved to SF
👟 Running XC and track with West Valley Track Club
🗣 The differences between running culture in Paris and SF
🤩 The behind the scenes of Tracksmith photoshoots
🙏 The one item of clothing she wishes Tracksmith would bring back
🥳 What she’s excited about this year
🌎 Her ideas on a post-COVID world
You can find Amy on Instagram @dreaming_amy and follow her training on Strava
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Amazing photography by Ian Tuttle: https://www.ituttle.com/ @iantuttle
Music is California by The Spectacular Fantastic.
Mixing and editing by John (JB) Barley.