9 episodes

Chemistry! Queerness! The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate School! MFQC spills the tea on it all. Join Beca and Geraldo each week 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

My Fave Queer Chemist Beca Roldan & Geraldo Duran

    • Chemistry
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

Chemistry! Queerness! The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate School! MFQC spills the tea on it all. Join Beca and Geraldo each week 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

    Kyle McDonald, Dow Chemical

    Kyle McDonald, Dow Chemical

    This week on the show, Beca and Geraldo interview Kyle McDonald (he/him), a senior scientist at Dow Chemical who did his PhD work in the Matzger lab at the University of Michigan. We discuss his transition from academia into industry, how Dow has fostered an inclusive workspace for him, DE&I initiatives in industry, and so much more! Y'all are going to love this one! Be sure to send us your submissions for our new segment Tea Time!! Stay healthy and safe out there. See y'all next week. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleAMcDonald90 and us @MFQCPod

    • 29 min
    Johanna Masterson, Princeton University

    Johanna Masterson, Princeton University

    On this weeks episode, Geraldo and Beca interview Johanna Masterson (she/her), a first year graduate student in the Sorenson Lab at Princeton University who works on total synthesis. We discuss finding queer support in graduate school, what it means to be femme in chemistry, how gender performance plays into lab dynamics, and much more. We hope that y'all enjoy this episode! Stay safe and healthy out there. Follow Johanna on twitter @JohannaMasters2 and us @MFQCPod. See y'all next week! 

    • 23 min
    Hannah Friedman, University of California, Los Angeles

    Hannah Friedman, University of California, Los Angeles

    On this weeks episode, Geraldo and Beca interview Hannah Friedman (she/they), a fourth year graduate student in the Caram lab at the University of California, Los Angeles who studies the energetics of triplet excitons in oligoacenes, a class of organic semi-conductors. We discuss coming into our queerness, breaking down the notion that professionalism and queerness cannot overlap, and so much more. We also discuss Hannah's work being president of the Queers in STEM organization at UCLA. Enjoy the show and stay safe out there! Follow Hannah on twitter @hcfriedmanchem and us @MFQCPod. See you next week! 

    • 29 min
    Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    On this weeks episode, Geraldo and Beca interview Tehshik Yoon (he/him), a photchemical/synthetic organic chemistry professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We discuss his journey of coming out, what excites him most about working in academia, and what it looks like to mentor the next generation of queer chemists. We also discuss his experience being the chair of the Gay and Trans Chemists and Allies Division of ACS, and so much more. We hope that y'all enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed making it. Stay safe and healthy out there. See y'all next week. Follow Tehshik on twitter @TehshikYoon and us @MFQCPod

    • 35 min
    Barbara Belmont, California State University, Dominguez Hills

    Barbara Belmont, California State University, Dominguez Hills

    On this weeks episode, Geraldo and Beca interview Barbara Belmont (she/her), an analytical chemistry lecturer and laboratory instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Cal State Dominguez Hills. We discuss her work with National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), laying the groundwork for the Gay and Trans Chemists and Allies Division of ACS, and how owning her identity as a lesbian scientist paved the way for her activism. Barbara is an important pioneer in the national recognition and celebration of LGBTQ+ chemists. We hope that you enjoy the show! Remember to get out and vote if you're eligible! See y'all next week. Follow Barbara on twitter @AnalyticalBB and us @MFQCPod.

    • 34 min
    Filipe Cerqueira, University of Michigan

    Filipe Cerqueira, University of Michigan

    On this weeks episode, Geraldo and Beca interview Filipe Cerqueria (he/him), a third year PhD student working in Nicole Koropatkin's lab at the University of Michigan Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS). We talk about his work co-founding the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force here at the University of Michigan, the importance of owning your mistakes, and being your own role model. Enjoy the show and we'll see y'all next week. Follow Filipe on twitter @FilipeHutchens and us @MFQCPod. 

    • 30 min

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