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My name is Amina and I graduated from the same school as Michelle Obama and Jeff Bezos, Princeton University (Einstein even taught there) so you can imagine I have some interesting stories and perspectives to share.

That’s part of why I started my podcast. Another reason?

Stephen Jay Gould said, "I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops."

Join me as I talk to high ranking members of Facebook, Tesla, and more, dissecting with a research-gilded scalpel (#molecularbio major) inclusion, the meritocracy, and lessons learned from different post-grad trajectories in a constellation of spaces including fashion, tech, STEM, law, policy, and academia.

Skiveo Radio: Conversations With Minorities In and Out of College Amina

    • Self-Improvement

My name is Amina and I graduated from the same school as Michelle Obama and Jeff Bezos, Princeton University (Einstein even taught there) so you can imagine I have some interesting stories and perspectives to share.

That’s part of why I started my podcast. Another reason?

Stephen Jay Gould said, "I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein's brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops."

Join me as I talk to high ranking members of Facebook, Tesla, and more, dissecting with a research-gilded scalpel (#molecularbio major) inclusion, the meritocracy, and lessons learned from different post-grad trajectories in a constellation of spaces including fashion, tech, STEM, law, policy, and academia.

    Skiveo replay: A monologue where I reflect on mistakes I made at Princeton, generalists vs specialists (getting into Princeton), and how to survive some of college

    Skiveo replay: A monologue where I reflect on mistakes I made at Princeton, generalists vs specialists (getting into Princeton), and how to survive some of college

    In lieu of a summary, I'm just copy-pasting the title. It's Saturday.

    Skiveo replay: A monologue where I reflect on mistakes I made at Princeton, generalists vs specialists (getting into Princeton), and how to survive some of college, generally

    And actually the title is a summary. So...

    Amina, the host of Skiveo Radio on IG and Twitter: @aminasalmost30 and @Skive0

    Credits (may not be exclusive)
    Music by Marc Wavy - snake - soundcloud.com/marcwavy
    Music by Ryan Little - You'll Be Okay - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
    Music by Ryan Little - Take It Easy - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
    Music by Marc Wavy – the man - soundcloud.com/marcwavy
    Music by Clueless Kit - around feat. Eric Reprid - soundcloud.com/marcwavy
    Music by MYSM - Leaving - https://thmatc.co/?l=7A78156F

    • 22 min
    "Fixing the road you're driving on:" black economists and the peripeteia of power with anna gifty

    "Fixing the road you're driving on:" black economists and the peripeteia of power with anna gifty

    “Fixing the road you're driving on:" Black Economists, the Peripeteia of Power and Remembering the Women behind the Civil Rights Movement with Anna Gifty

    Credits (inclusive but may not be exclusive)

    Music by Clueless Kit - stand under my umbrella - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Ryan Little - Take It Easy - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    Music by Clueless Kit - Passenger Seat (feat. køra) - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Clueless Kit - around (feat Eric Reprid) - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by MYSM - Leaving - soundcloud.com/mysmmusic

    Music by Clueless Kit - outset - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Clueless Kit - snake - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Goosetaf & Timothy Infinite- Bumblebee - soundcloud.com/goosetaf

    Music by Ryan Little - You'll Be Okay - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle



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    ttr @itsafronomics

    • 20 min
    Rosie Mottsmith of Tesla: “Until…I had signed my offer letter”: when inclusion is just talk, finding your best path professionally, and tech distractions at work

    Rosie Mottsmith of Tesla: “Until…I had signed my offer letter”: when inclusion is just talk, finding your best path professionally, and tech distractions at work

    New season? ✅
    So, those of you who follow me on ig know at least some of why I've been away. We're in season 5 now and there’s already a lineup of incredible episodes. The first of which is unfinished business: these final 29 minutes of a series with Rosie Mottsmith of Tesla.

    I think she's cracked the code behind a statistic I saw this week in a presentation given at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (I wasn't there but luckily I follow someone who was): "76% of high school seniors do not feel they are pursuing their purpose in life."

    If you're confused about where to pivot next, listen to this episode. And if you want to hear about a strange turn of events involving her Tesla offer letter (fun fact: she had nearly chose immigration law), also listen. Another fun fact: Nikola Tesla is credited with having drafted a design of the radio. Skiveo. Tesla. Radio. It all comes full circle.

    Check out Rosie in Business Insider: www.businessinsider.com/tesla-engineer-shares-why-she-destroys-things-for-work-2018-2

    Credits

    Music by Ryan Little - after the rain. -
    soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    Music by Clueless Kit (feat. Eric Reprid) - around - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Ryan Little - Take It Easy. -
    soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    Music by Clueless Kit - 2 colours - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Clueless Kit - Passenger Seat (feat. køra) - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Ryan Little - Don't Act Tough - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    Music by Ryan Little - You'll Be Okay -
    soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    • 37 min
    Mt Kilimanjaro, Writing a NYTimes Op-ed with a Former White House Aide, Elitism at Harvard, and a Better Way to Network | Part I with Anna Gifty

    Mt Kilimanjaro, Writing a NYTimes Op-ed with a Former White House Aide, Elitism at Harvard, and a Better Way to Network | Part I with Anna Gifty

    If you’re in need of a mentor, Anna’s got you. This is part one in a series. Not only does the White House come up a number of times (e.g. one of her mentors is a former aide), but I also am reminded, with literally every response, why Anna Gifty is such a disruptor and astoundingly beneficial at that. She hasn’t failed to inspire me and after this episode you’ll understand why. 

    Credits

    Music by Ryan Little - You'll Be Okay - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    Music by Ryan Little - Don't Act Tough - soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle

    Music by Clueless Kit - stand under my umbrella - https://thmatc.co/?l=CC693BD7

    Music by Clueless Kit (feat. Eric Reprid) - around - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    • 37 min
    Career Changes

    Career Changes

    What is “double consciousness?” WEB Du Bois branded black consciousness as such. Not only must you be aware of how you see yourself, you must also be aware of how others see you.

    Not only is this essentially the entire prelude to episode 39, “G e n e r a t i o n a l w e a l t h” but it’s interesting that while this resides in his book, “The Souls of Black Folk,” which I read, in full or in part—cannot recall, as per the syllabus in a class I took at Princeton, Du Bois embraced this dual telescope, at least in action.

    As the first black PhD from a staunch competitor of my alma mater (acc to USNWR, you’re losing), he said this.

    “The honor, I assure you, was Harvard’s.”

    And after having attended this all black alumni conference, which before 1942, i.e. the knowing admission of the first black students and after 1746, the founding of Princeton, would have been unacceptable, probably even in imagination alone, I can say “the honor, I assure you, is Princeton’s.”

    This is not black excellence.
    It is excellence.

    CBS, Time, Huffington Post, Rockefeller, Madame Noir, the University of Cambridge...Goldman Sachs (part two) on their dockets, yes—but overshadowed by some of the most practical and usable career and wealth-building advice I’ve ever heard.

    For similar episodes, check out the sheroars episodes (from the reluctant-at-first-to-then-eagerly attended all women-conference at Princeton: the mascot is a tiger so she roars...the recordings are far less corny) and the only one from the all-everyone conference (women were only admitted as undergrads starting in the sixties while the school itself was founded in 1746 so 1969 minus 1746 is 223 years), which is ep 39.

    This episode is from the all black alumni conference, beautifully titled Thrive.

    And this particular recording is well-suited for those anticipating, experiencing, or having left the back-end of a career change.

    Final order o' business: A transcript will become available for the hearing-disabled, those who dislike music (although it's fairly short), those who can't listen to a podcast above the screaming and running of their children, or prefer reading (can/can't relate).


    Credits

    Music by MYSM - Leaving - https://thmatc.co/?l=7A78156F

    Music by Clueless Kit - live now - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Music by Clueless Kit - outset - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Rosie Mottsmith of Tesla: “Art saves people’s lives,” a Peloponnesian war with the Ego, and the Strengths in her Stanford Master’s Application

    Rosie Mottsmith of Tesla: “Art saves people’s lives,” a Peloponnesian war with the Ego, and the Strengths in her Stanford Master’s Application

    How is this episode unlike other episodes? Aside from the fun you can tell I clearly had with producing, it was and is refreshing to hear the blend of humility and power in Mottsmith's words.

    I will likely provide a transcript later so return to this spot if you prefer reading.

    Although in honesty, there are some things that sound different spoken.

    And this is an episode I'd listen to even if I weren't the one who had to listen and relisten and rerelisten in production.

    If you ever want to see me producing Skiveo Radio, check out my stories on ig because I occasionally share bts-es (behind the scenes).

    What else. What else.

    Support creators. Not their ego. But their courage. At least mine. My courage. That could have gone to either antecedent, implied or otherwise. Alright. Subscribe!



    Music

    MYSM - Leaving - soundcloud.com/mysmmusic

    Clueless Kit - live now - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Devon Church - Aletheia (Unforgetting)

    Float - Emily Sprague

    Clueless Kit - close your fridge it's cold - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Clueless Kit - 2 colours - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    Clueless Kit - snake - soundcloud.com/marcwavy

    • 27 min

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Skiveo radio is meeting the goals Amina set out to accomplish. One of her core messages for the radio show, “Diversity & Inclusion is not propaganda.” Amina’s guests provide the kind of insight many of us weren’t taught before entering these spaces. Amina is great to work with. We collaborated on episode 66. The conversation flowed naturally. Amina’s light shines as her curiosity and knowledge guide the interview.

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So inspirational!

Skiveo Radio has been such an encouraging light in my daily commute. I gain so much perspective and insight from Amina’s wide variety of interview subjects and I love the motivation I receive from her episodes to keep pushing myself forward. I’m so excited for more spaces like these for Muslim women and cannot wait to see what’s to come!

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