59 episodes

Chemistry! Queerness! The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate School! MFQC spills the tea on it all. Join Bec and Geraldo twice a month as they interview LGBTQ+ chemists on their research interests and experiences with identity, challenges, and achievements in the chemistry field. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll learn all the ins and outs of queer culture. Follow us on twitter at @MFQCPod or send us an email at myfavequeerchemist@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mfqc/support

My Fave Queer Chemist Bec Roldan & Geraldo Duran

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Chemistry! Queerness! The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate School! MFQC spills the tea on it all. Join Bec and Geraldo twice a month as they interview LGBTQ+ chemists on their research interests and experiences with identity, challenges, and achievements in the chemistry field. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll learn all the ins and outs of queer culture. Follow us on twitter at @MFQCPod or send us an email at myfavequeerchemist@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/mfqc/support

    Ethan Chavarin, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    Ethan Chavarin, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    This week on the show we chatted with Ethan Chavarin (he/him), an undergraduate researcher in the Stieber lab at Cal Poly Pomona. We discussed surviving the pandemic as an undergrad, finding support for undergrad research, & more! To connect with Ethan you can follow him on Twitter @ethan_chavarin and us @MFQCPod. We'll see y'all next time and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday.


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    • 41 min
    Matthew Welmers, INX Int. Ink Co. & oSTEM

    Matthew Welmers, INX Int. Ink Co. & oSTEM

    This week on the show we chatted with the Matthew Welmers (he/they), a research scientist at INX Int. Co. and VP of Projects & Programs at oSTEM. We discuss Matthew's journey to oSTEM, all that they've accomplished since taking up leadership roles at oSTEM (including running many national oSTEM conferences!), how he juggles all his responsibilities, and more! To connect with Matthew you can follow them on Twitter @williamthebard and us @MFQCPod. We'll see y'all next time, happy holidays, and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday.


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    • 43 min
    Dr. Eden Tanner, University of Mississippi

    Dr. Eden Tanner, University of Mississippi

    This week on the show we chatted with the Dr. Eden Tanner (she/her), an Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). We discuss Eden's journey to Ole Miss, which spans living in three different countries, her time in LGBTQ+ Choruses as a postdoc, and what led her to choosing Ole Miss to start her academic career. She tells us about what starting a lab during a global pandemic has taught her and what her goals for her new lab are. To connect with Eden you can follow her on Twitter @EdenTanner and us @MFQCPod. We'll see y'all next time, happy holidays, and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday.


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    • 38 min
    Dr. Austin Graham, University of California, San Francisco

    Dr. Austin Graham, University of California, San Francisco

    This week on the show we chatted with the Dr. Austin Graham (he/him), a postdoctoral fellow in the Gartner lab at UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. We discuss Austin's time leading the ROLE Model Program as a graduate student at UT-Austin, the challenges of graduate student-led initiatives, the importance for undergraduate research, the UC Academic Workers strike, & much more! To connect with Austin can follow him on Twitter @austinjgraham and us @MFQCPod. We'll see y'all next time  and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday.



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    • 50 min
    MFQC Check-In: 3rd Year of Graduate School with Sarah Champagne

    MFQC Check-In: 3rd Year of Graduate School with Sarah Champagne

    After a brief hiatus, we're back baby! This week on the show Bec and Geraldo welcome back friend of the pod, Sarah Champagne (they/them), a graduate student in the Narayan lab at the University of Michigan. We reflect on our 3rd year of graduate school, all that we've accomplished so far, the transition into being a 4th year grad student, and more! We chat about the ups and downs and EVERYTHING in between. Follow us on Twitter @MFQCPod. And remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday. Warning: this episode does contain some explicit language and is also a bit more chaotic than our other interviews. Enjoy! 


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    • 42 min
    Dr. Nancy Williams, Claremont McKenna/Scripps/Pitzer Colleges (with Guest Host, Kareesa Kron)

    Dr. Nancy Williams, Claremont McKenna/Scripps/Pitzer Colleges (with Guest Host, Kareesa Kron)

    Welcome to the last week of our Pride Summer Special!! This week on the show, we welcomed MFQC newcomer Kareesa Kron (they/them) as our guest host! Kareesa chatted with Nancy Williams (she/her), a Chemistry Professor at the Keck Science Department at Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Pitzer Colleges. They discussed Nancy’s path through academia and her process of coming out as a trans woman after becoming a tenured faculty member at the Claremont Colleges. She explores her increasing involvement in DEI committees as the Claremont Colleges evolve to be more diverse and accepting to queer students. She also discusses her active involvement in deep canvassing through the LA LGBT Center and the Trans Chorus of LA and how she has built community in these spaces.

    This episode is benefitting the LA LGBT Center (chosen by our guest host, Kareesa) and the GoFundMe fundraiser is LIVE (https://gofund.me/726c9923) and will close 9/10. To connect with Nancy you can follow her on Twitter @NancySBWilliams (and us @MFQCPod). We'll see y'all next time and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday.


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    • 49 min

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