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  • Chivonne Battle: There Has to Be More
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    After finding out her uterus never developed, scientist Chivonne Battle searches for an alternative way to become a mother. Chivonne Battle is a VT graduate student with a B.S. in Material Science & Engineering (VT, ’05), ultimately in pursuit of a Planning, Governance, & Globalization Ph.D. Her career is based in engineering, however, growing up unexposed and embedded in the cyclic behaviors resulting from poverty, lives in her heart. Chivonne’s life changed when she connected her background to the social engineering world, in hopes of tackling the physiological and psychological impact of socio-economic despair. On this team, she seeks and unveils truth in working with communities/local governments with infrastructural concerns; while journeying on to reverse the effects of poverty. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 31, 2019, in an episode titled “Plan B: Stories about people needing a backup plan”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/27/plan-b-stories-about-people-needing-a-backup-plan

  • David Nett: The Perfect Science Demonstration
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    When the local science museum looks to hire performers, David Nett believes he's the perfect man for the job. David Nett has spent over 20 years in Los Angeles writing, producing, and acting in TV, film, and theater. Currently, he’s the writer for Geek & Sundry’s "Starter Kit,” the VP of Entertainment Development for ArcMedia, co-owner of Hero’s Journey Fitness with his wife, Christy, and the Dungeon Master for two ongoing Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, one that he’s been running since 1987. He wants to thank his parents, who did not utter a single angry word (to his face) when he left his academic scholarships behind to study acting. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 31, 2019, in an episode titled “Plan B: Stories about people needing a backup plan”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/27/plan-b-stories-about-people-needing-a-backup-plan

  • Audrey Kearns: Fighting a Dragon
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    Audrey Kearns' big opportunity to appear as a panelist at a "nerd-convention" turns disastrous when she has an unexpected reaction to a new antidepressant. Audrey Kearns is a writer, actor and producer. She majored in both theatre and political science at the University of Florida. The political science degree was to make her mother happy because her mother thought that living as an actor would be god-awful. She was right. Audrey is the founder and editor-in-chief of the influential pop culture website, Geek Girl Authority. She hosts and produces the podcasts Geeky Fun Time, Kneel Before Aud and 5 Truths and a Lie. She is a Los Angeles producer and host of The Story Collider. She also wrote, produced and performed in the successful one-person comedy Obsessively Okay which somehow managed to combine her battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with her love for Star Trek cosplay. If that's not nerdy enough for you, then just ask her to show you the two separate inhalers she carries with her at all times This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 24, 2019, in an episode titled “Mental Health: Stories about having crises of the mind - Part 2”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/20/mental-health-stories-about-having-crises-of-the-mind-part-2

  • Zack Stovall: Completely Untethered
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    Comedian Zack Stovall reevaluates his past battles with his mother in light of a new diagnosis. Zack Stovall is a writer, producer, cartoonist, and comedian. He currently produces the Story Collider and has performed stand-up and sketch comedy across the South, Midwest, and New York. Zack has written for St. Louis Magazine and Vulture, and is the author of a collection of cartoons, 'Fancy Things.' He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Rebekah, and their goldendoodle, Newman. Zack tweets as @zstovall and lost most of his hair sometime in 2009 This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 24, 2019, in an episode titled “Mental Health: Stories about having crises of the mind - Part 2”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/20/mental-health-stories-about-having-crises-of-the-mind-part-2

  • Emily Yarrison: No Ward for Sad Ladies
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    15:11
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    Emily Yarrison survives her suicide attempt and has to ask herself a whole new set of questions. Emily is a high school English teacher in Alexandria, VA. She works with newly arrived immigrants and now knows bad words in many languages. She is a Moth StorySLAM winner and will be competing in the Washington DC GrandSLAM in November. Emily spends her free time volunteering at Camp Quest Chesapeake as well as traveling internationally by herself because she would apparently like to worry her mother to death. You can find her online at @emilyyarrison. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 17, 2019, in an episode titled “Mental Health: Stories about having crises of the mind - Part 1”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/13/mental-health-stories-about-having-crises-of-our-mental-worlds-part-1

  • Mike Brown: Best Seat in the House
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    After passing out on the NYC subway, comedian Mike Brown is forced to take a deeper look at his mental health. Mike Brown is a New York comic who travels the country and still doesn’t know how to drive. He currently hosts "You Good? with Mike Brown: A Mental Health Podcast" on Loud Speakers Network. He has appeared on NBC, MTV, TBS, Adult Swim, E!, SIRIUS XM and has been a guest on popular podcasts such as Keith and the Girl, The Black Guy Who Tips and The Hilarious World of Depression. Mike has performed in multiple festivals including the New York Comedy Festival and San Francisco SketchFest where he was named one of Rooftop’s Comics to Watch. He has written for Decoded with Franchesca Ramsey (MTV), written/created/starred in critically-acclaimed web series "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," along with costarring in numerous viral videos amassing over 10,000,000+ views. Mike is really good at talking and tweeting. On socials: @yomikebrown and @yougoodpod // Online: yomikebrown.com This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 17, 2019, in an episode titled “Mental Health: Stories about having crises of the mind - Part 1”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/13/mental-health-stories-about-having-crises-of-our-mental-worlds-part-1

  • Mary Garcia-Cazarin: A Woman Can Do Anything
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    Mary Garcia-Cazarin discovers she's pregnant just as she is offered a prestigious science policy fellowship, and worries about she can't cope with both. Mary Garcia-Cazarin, Ph.D., M.S. is a Scientific Advisor for the Tobacco Regulatory Science Program (TRSP) in the Office of Disease Prevention at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where she helps to stimulate and coordinate collaborative tobacco regulatory science research; and implementation of initiatives related to disease prevention, tobacco and public health. Previously, Dr. Garcia-Cazarin was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). She is an alumna of the Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (2011) and the Advanced Leadership Institute (2017). Dr. Garcia-Cazarin is a former SACNAS Board Member. She received her Bachelor of Science in pharmaceutical chemistry from Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico, her Master of Science in biology from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and her Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She is a passionate about training and mentoring and an advocate of outreach programs to increase participation of underrepresented groups in science-related fields. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 10, 2019, in an episode titled “Moms of Science: Stories about being mothers and scientists”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/6/moms-of-science-stories-about-being-mothers-and-scientists

  • Heather Williams: An Emotional Business
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    Heather Williams trades in her physicist labcoat for motherhood, and wonders if she can return. Heather Williams is a principal medical physicist at The Christie hospital in Manchester, UK, where she oversees imaging and therapy in the Nuclear Medicine Department and specialises in Positron Emission Tomography. Heather is an advocate for science communication to non-expert audiences and is passionate about supporting Women in STEM. The latter lead her to set up ScienceGrrl back in 2012, a grassroots national network with 10 local chapters throughout the UK that help match scientists with speaking opportunities close to them. Williams is a current member of the IOP's Women in Physics group committee and represents the Institute of Physics within the European Platform for Women Scientists (EPWS). In 2017 she was awarded the IOP Phillips Award for distinguished service to the IOP through the Women in Physics Group. When she’s not working, Heather enjoys running, cycling, hiking and spending time with her sons. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 10, 2019, in an episode titled “Moms of Science: Stories about being mothers and scientists”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://storycollider.org/stories/2019/5/6/moms-of-science-stories-about-being-mothers-and-scientists

  • Misha Gajewski: Orthodonture is Medieval Torture in Disguise
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    At 13 years old Misha Gajewski has to undergo a jaw surgery to fix a face she is just getting used to. Misha is a freelance journalist whose work has been featured on Vice, BBC and CTV News, among others. She is also a journalism Professor at Seneca College and a scriptwriter for the popular Youtube channel SciShow. Misha has a degree in business and psychology from Western University and a Masters in science journalism from City University London. She also has a cat named Satan and when she’s not writing in her pyjamas she can be found exploring the world or repurposing old furniture. She is @mishagajewski This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 3, 2019, in an episode titled “Confidence: Stories about finding your voice”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/29/confidence-stories-about-finding-your-voice

  • Eugenia Duodu: My First Bad Parent-Teacher Interview
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    A parent-teacher conference leads Eugenia Duodu to question whether she can be a scientist. Eugenia Duodu is the Toronto-based CEO of Visions of Science, which inspires kids from low-income and marginalized communities to pursue careers in STEM. As a youth born and raised in a low-income community, she strives to maintain a strong connection to her local and global community by being a mentor and advocate. Her goal is to help make a long-lasting positive impact in communities through STEM engagement and in-turn allow youth to unlock their potential. Eugenia holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Toronto. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on May 3, 2019, in an episode titled “Confidence: Stories about finding your voice”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/29/confidence-stories-about-finding-your-voice

  • Skylar Bayer: My Friend Andy
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    15:44
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    When The Colbert Report calls about her research, marine biologist Skylar Bayer finds an unexpected collaborator and friend in the fisherman helping her get scallops. Skylar Bayer is a marine biologist, a storyteller, and a science communicator. She completed her Ph.D. in the secret sex lives of scallops, a subject that landed her on The Colbert Report in 2013. Since then she has dabbled in a diversity of science communication activities, all of which you can read about on her website. She's an alum of the D.C.-based Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program. Currently, she is a National Academy of Sciences NRC post-doctoral Research Associate at the NOAA Milford Laboratory and is the Secretary of the Ecological Society of America's Communication & Engagement Section. Her heart, husband, house, two dogs and a grumpy cat all reside in Maine. She also enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the gentle art. Follow her on Twitter @drsrbayer. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 12, 2019, in an episode titled “Limelight: Stories about being the voice of science”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/8/limelight-stories-about-being-the-voice-of-science

  • Gianmarco Soresi: You Are the Company That You Keep
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    Gianmarco Soresi learns more about cats than he ever wanted to when his girlfriend adopts five. Gianmarco Soresi is a New York based stand up comic, storyteller and actor. He’s headlined Carolines on Broadway, Stand Up NY, EastVille Comedy Club, DC Comedy Loft, and his work has been featured on Funny or Die, Fast Company, The Atlantic, York, SeeSo’s New York’s Funniest, George Takei Presents, and Netflix’s upcoming global series Bonding. He recently acted opposite Tracy Morgan on TBS’ The Last O.G., Tom Selleck on CBS’ Blue Bloods, ABC’s Deception, TruTV, and Comedy Central. More at www.gianmarcosoresi.com This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 26, 2019, in an episode titled “The Joy of Cats: Stories about our feline friends”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/22/the-joy-of-cats-stories-about-our-feline-friends

  • Tracy Rowland: An Inhospitable Smell
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    In a battle over her apartment's air quality, cat foster mom Tracy Rowland discovers how to use her kitten's parasite as a weapon. Tracy is a 3-time Moth StorySLAM champion who first appeared on the Story Collider stage in 2011, with a tale that tangentially had to do with monkeys. She's also part of the producing and hosting team behind The Liar Show, a long-running NYC institution. Tracy works days as a writer and video editor, where her promos and shorts have appeared on NBC, Cartoon Network, and Al Jazeera America. She won a local Emmy in 2010, but her mom still thinks it was the regular kind. Check out more at www.tracyrowland.com This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 26, 2019, in an episode titled “The Joy of Cats: Stories about our feline friends”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/22/the-joy-of-cats-stories-about-our-feline-friends

  • Anicca Harriot: The Heart in Space
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    At age nine, Anicca Harriot plans to study both the heart and space, but as she gets older, that plan becomes more challenging than she expected. Anicca Harriot is currently working on her PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her research focuses on mechanotransduction – the science of how mechanical stresses and physical forces, like gravity, affect cell signaling and function. Anicca plans to use her degree to explore the effects of long duration space missions on the human body and hopes to someday venture out into the final frontier for herself. Anicca is also the Social Media Coordinator & LGBTQ+ Engagement Specialist for #VanguardSTEM: Conversations for Women of Color in STEM, a non-profit dedicated to lifting the voices of women and non-binary people of color in STEM. In her free time Anicca volunteers with #Popscope, “popping up” with a telescope around Baltimore to promote public astronomy and encourage curiosity. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 19, 2019, in an episode titled “Older and Wiser: Stories about growing up”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/15/older-and-wiser-stories-about-growing-up

  • Anna Neu: Where Kids Find Their Soulmates
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    As a sixth grader, Anna Neu decides she's going to fall in love at science camp. Anna Neu has several interests including improv, sketch comedy and voiceover work. She is a trained dancer and Michael Howard Studio Conservatory taught actor. She performs at the Magnet Theater on weekends in shows such as The Armando Diaz Experience and has been on several house teams there. Her voice can be heard on a handful of episodes of The Truth Podcast. Also a Moth Story Slam winner. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 19, 2019, in an episode titled “Older and Wiser: Stories about growing up”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/15/older-and-wiser-stories-about-growing-up

  • Laura Kehoe: My First Ever Conservation Job
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    When conservation scientist Laura Kehoe writes about a surprising chimp behavior, the media takes it wildly out of context and the situation spirals out of control. Laura Kehoe is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia & University of Victoria, where she's busy developing a cost-effective conservation plan for the over 100 species of concern in the Fraser River estuary, Vancouver. Laura’s research has the overall goal of finding pathways to balance human resource use with the conservation of biodiversity. To do this, she develops & applies approaches grounded in spatial statistics, spatial ecology, & conservation decision science. Laura is the founder of a campaign to regenerate degraded farmland via planting trees. To date, her initiative has planted over 100,000 trees (visit 400trees.org to find out more). This story is about her first job in conservation with the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation in Guinea. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 12, 2019, in an episode titled “Limelight: Stories about being the voice of science”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/4/8/limelight-stories-about-being-the-voice-of-science

  • Sarah Hird: My Emotional Bunker
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    Evolutionary biologist Sarah Hird's first pregnancy becomes a crisis in her scientific faith when doctors warn her that there may be something severely wrong with her baby. Sarah Hird is an Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut. Her primary research interest is in how the microbiome has interacted with avian evolution. What role have microbes played in bird diversification and does this role differ from other major branches on the tree of life? She is also interested in how we can diversify and democratize the STEM fields and Academia. Dr. Hird holds a Master’s degree from the University of Idaho and a PhD from Louisiana State University. She was a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California Davis. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 5, 2019, in an episode titled “Peace: Stories about searching for solace”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/3/27/peace-stories-about-searching-for-solace

  • Tricia Hersey: A Tool for Liberation
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    Overwhelmed by setbacks as she pursues her academic ambitions, Tricia Hersey discovers an unexpected solution to her stress. Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years experience working with communities as a teaching artist, poet, performance artist and community activist. She believes impromptu spectacles and site specific installations can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Tricia has research interests that include black liberation theology, womanism and somatics. Her work has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Park District, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps and Google Chicago. Tricia has a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her current project is The Nap Ministry, a community installation that examines that liberating power of rest by curating safe spaces for community to nap together. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on April 5, 2019, in an episode titled “Peace: Stories about searching for solace”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/3/27/peace-stories-about-searching-for-solace

  • Sarah Fankhauser: The Science Comes First
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    Biologist Sarah Fankhauser’s relationship with her adviser changes when she joins her lab as a grad student. Curious and investigative by nature, Sarah Fankhauser has always been a lover of all things science. Sarah received her B.S. in biology from Ga Tech and her PhD in microbiology and immunobiology from Harvard University. Sarah is one of the founders and the board chairman of the science journal and education non-profit, Journal of Emerging Investigators. She is also an assistant professor of biology at Oxford College of Emory University where she shares her thrill and passion for science with her students. Both in her professional and personal life Sarah advocates for effective and clear communication of science with the public. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on March 1, 2019, in an episode titled “Mentors: Stories about who helps us find our way”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/2/8/mentors-stories-about-who-helps-us-find-our-way-OvGvt

  • Meltem Alemdar: This Most American of Stories
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    When social scientist Meltem Alemdar leaves her home in Turkey to pursue her education in the US, she struggles to find her identity. Meltem Alemdar is a social scientist and native of Ankara, Turkey. She came to Atlanta in 2000 to attend Georgia Tech's Language Institute, then decided to pursue a Master's, and then a doctoral degree. Dr. Alemdar earned her PhD in Education Policy, with a concentration in Research, Measurement, and Statistics, at Georgia State University in 2009. She is Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC). Her research focuses on improving K-12 STEM education through research on curriculum development, teacher education, and student learning in integrated STEM environments. Dr. Alemdar has led numerous NSF-funded research projects that spans on project-based learning, STEM integration, engineering education, and social network analysis. She is passionate about improving K-12 public education system through her research. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on March 29, 2019, in an episode titled “New Places: Stories about being somewhere new”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/3/1/new-places-stories-about-going-somewhere-new