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Only scientists who are honest and authentic or are working towards it will be on this podcast.
Professor Brene Brown's research shows that vulnerability fosters good emotional and mental health. It is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are and what we are feeling. The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast is a space for scientists to tell their honest and authentic stories. 
I am your host Sarah Nyakeri who happens to be a scientist, Informal science communicator and I help scientists create personal websites. 
If you want to support this show, go to www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist.com You can also follow this podcast on all social media platforms @TVScientistPod
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Only scientists who are honest and authentic or are working towards it will be on this podcast.
Professor Brene Brown's research shows that vulnerability fosters good emotional and mental health. It is a sign of courage. We become more resilient and brave when we embrace who we truly are and what we are feeling. The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast is a space for scientists to tell their honest and authentic stories. 
I am your host Sarah Nyakeri who happens to be a scientist, Informal science communicator and I help scientists create personal websites. 
If you want to support this show, go to www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist.com You can also follow this podcast on all social media platforms @TVScientistPod
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    #120 | Vulnerable David Edgar Kimani | Part 1 | Kenyan Food Scientist | Food Security

    #120 | Vulnerable David Edgar Kimani | Part 1 | Kenyan Food Scientist | Food Security

    David Edgar Kimani is the Managing Director and Lead Consultant at Lantei Consulting Ltd where he is Consulting on FSMS systems, Internal audits, ISO audits, Food Processing and Post Harvest technologies, and all matters in the Food Science realm. He is also a Lecturer in Food Science and Technology at Ng'ong TVC (MoE).
    In this episode, David introduces himself as a Kenyan Food scientist, talks about his early beginnings in the rural part of Kenya, getting a course he didn't understand and finally loving it. He also talks about his struggles with a job search and finally getting a job that had nothing to do with the course he did. He also talks about toxic work environments and quitting. He finally finds his purpose in teaching and loves it. He finally enrols on an MSc and he is graduating in a few months from the University of Nairobi still in food science and how he fell in love with research.
    Music by NaturesEye from Pixabay
    The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.
    The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.
    If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).
    Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.
    You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri.

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    • 25 min
    119 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Hobbies

    119 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Hobbies

    Dr. Gladys Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow. She is currently undertaking her postdoctoral research at Space Enabled at MIT under Schmidt Science Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Engineering Science (Aerospace) at Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019. During her PhD, she researched efficient ways of cooling jet engines. Before joining Oxford, Gladys pursued her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Gladys is an experienced leader, motivational speaker, footballer, author, and passionate about women's empowerment. She heads Iluu; an organization that mentors, inspires, and empowers women and girls in Kenya. '
    The PhD journey: In this book, she has shared some strategies for enrolling and thriving in a PhD journey mostly based on my experience reading for a PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She also interviewed 15 friends who generously shared what they wish they had been told before they embarked on their PhD journeys, they also share how they settled on their PhD research topics, how they sourced funding etc.
    The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.
    The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.
    If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).
    Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.
    You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri.

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    • 13 min
    118 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Highs and Lows | Writing two Books

    118 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Highs and Lows | Writing two Books

    Dr. Gladys Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow. She is currently undertaking her postdoctoral research at Space Enabled at MIT under Schmidt Science Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Engineering Science (Aerospace) at Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019. During her PhD, she researched efficient ways of cooling jet engines. Before joining Oxford, Gladys pursued her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Gladys is an experienced leader, motivational speaker, footballer, author, and passionate about women's empowerment. She heads Iluu; an organization that mentors, inspires, and empowers women and girls in Kenya. '
    The PhD journey: In this book, she has shared some strategies for enrolling and thriving in a PhD journey mostly based on my experience reading for a PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She also interviewed 15 friends who generously shared what they wish they had been told before they embarked on their PhD journeys, they also share how they settled on their PhD research topics, how they sourced funding etc.
    The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.
    The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.
    If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).
    Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.
    You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri.

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    • 8 min
    117 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | PhD and Postdoc Research | Airplane and Space research

    117 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | PhD and Postdoc Research | Airplane and Space research

    Dr. Gladys Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow. She is currently undertaking her postdoctoral research at Space Enabled at MIT under Schmidt Science Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Engineering Science (Aerospace) at Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019. During her PhD, she researched efficient ways of cooling jet engines. Before joining Oxford, Gladys pursued her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Gladys is an experienced leader, motivational speaker, footballer, author, and passionate about women's empowerment. She heads Iluu; an organization that mentors, inspires, and empowers women and girls in Kenya. '
    The PhD journey: In this book, she has shared some strategies for enrolling and thriving in a PhD journey mostly based on my experience reading for a PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She also interviewed 15 friends who generously shared what they wish they had been told before they embarked on their PhD journeys, they also share how they settled on their PhD research topics, how they sourced funding etc.
    The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.
    The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.
    If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).
    Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.
    You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri.

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    • 23 min
    116 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | PhD Journey | Imposter Syndrome | Become and author

    116 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | PhD Journey | Imposter Syndrome | Become and author

    Dr. Gladys Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow. She is currently undertaking her postdoctoral research at Space Enabled at MIT under Schmidt Science Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Engineering Science (Aerospace) at Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019. During her PhD, she researched efficient ways of cooling jet engines. Before joining Oxford, Gladys pursued her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Gladys is an experienced leader, motivational speaker, footballer, author, and passionate about women's empowerment. She heads Iluu; an organization that mentors, inspires, and empowers women and girls in Kenya. '
    The PhD journey: In this book, she has shared some strategies for enrolling and thriving in a PhD journey mostly based on my experience reading for a PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She also interviewed 15 friends who generously shared what they wish they had been told before they embarked on their PhD journeys, they also share how they settled on their PhD research topics, how they sourced funding etc.
    The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.
    The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.
    If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).
    Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.
    You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri.

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    • 21 min
    115 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Love

    115 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Love

    Dr. Gladys Ngetich is a Rhodes Scholar and a Schmidt Science Fellow. She is currently undertaking her postdoctoral research at Space Enabled at MIT under Schmidt Science Fellowship. She completed her PhD in Engineering Science (Aerospace) at Oxford Thermofluids Institute at the University of Oxford in 2019. During her PhD, she researched efficient ways of cooling jet engines. Before joining Oxford, Gladys pursued her bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya. Gladys is an experienced leader, motivational speaker, footballer, author, and passionate about women's empowerment. She heads Iluu; an organization that mentors, inspires, and empowers women and girls in Kenya. '
    The PhD journey: In this book, she has shared some strategies for enrolling and thriving in a PhD journey mostly based on my experience reading for a PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. She also interviewed 15 friends who generously shared what they wish they had been told before they embarked on their PhD journeys, they also share how they settled on their PhD research topics, how they sourced funding etc.
    The Vulnerable Scientist is a Kenyan-based podcast that focuses on scientists' stories about their daily lives, work, and how they got to where they are. I am your host Sarah Nyakeri, a scientist, informal science communicator and a hiker. I am a multidisciplinary individual that does digital marketing and website design during my free time.
    The main questions asked that scientists are expected to answer vulnerable are: How are you, Introduce yourself, how did you become a scientist, What are the highs and lows you have experienced in your science career, tell the listeners about your hobbies, what question would you like to answer that has not been asked and how do you feel after having this conversation.
    If you want to be Vulnerable on the show, send me an audio message either on speak pipe (https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail ) or anchor (https://anchor.fm/thevulnerablescientist/message).
    Feel free to reach out too if you want to talk about a certain topic in the science career space or anything as a scientist that might have nothing to with science but affects scientists. The podcast is on social media @TVscientistPod and Website; TheVulnerablescientist.com.
    You can support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist) on Patreon or Paypal sarahnyanchera(at)gmail or Mpesa at (254)0718-896-962 under Sarah Nyakeri.

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    • 13 min

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