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  • Barbara Abernathy: Coming Home
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    Barbara Abernathy has always felt at home in the ocean, but when she undergoes a bone marrow transplant, her doctor tells her she can't go into the water for a year. Barbara Abernathy, PhD, LMHC, is the President and CEO of the Pediatric Oncology Support Team, Inc. (POST), a nonprofit helping children and their families cope with the devastating effects of cancer. Being a cancer survivor herself, she brings a personal touch to the children and families battling childhood cancer. She has 30 years’ experience in nonprofits, 21 of those years at POST. She has a PhD in Counselor Education and Leadership from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Master of Education in Counseling from the University of South Alabama, A Master of Science in Biology from FAU, and a Bachelor of Education in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and FAU. Other professional experience includes pediatric AIDS, bereavement, family counseling, parent education, and treatment of severely abused children. Barbara has presented as an invited speaker at many national and international professional conferences and numerous community and school settings. Her interview with Heal magazine was published in the Spring 2018 issue under the title: “Surviving Survivorship.” She has authored three scholarly peer-reviewed articles. She was awarded the Giraffe Award for women “who stick their neck out for others” by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. She also won the 2017 Heroes in Medicine Award presented by the Palm Beach Medical Society and the 2018 MPN Heroes award given by the American Society of Hematology in December. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 7, 2019 in an episode titled “Underwater”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/3/underwater-stories-about-swimming-deeper

  • Dan Simpson: Somebody's Human Diversity Shield
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    As an unconsenting "face of diversity" at a statistics conference, Dan Simpson contemplates the role of his gay identity in his academic life. Dan Simpson is a statistician. He left Australia for Europe after his PhD in 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor and the Canadian Research Chair in Spatiotemporal Modelling at the University of Toronto. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 21, 2019 in an episode titled “Strength”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/17/strength-stories-about-searching-for-what-makes-us-strong

  • Minerva Contreras: How Do You Lose a Mind?
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    After seeing her dad lose control of his mind, art student Minerva Contreras decides to study the brain, in hopes of understanding him. Minerva Contreras is a senior at Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, where she is majoring in Biotechnology Engineering with a focus in Biomedical Sciences. Her undergrad research has lead her to explore different areas within neurobiology such as the molecular biology of glioblastoma at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and neurodegenerative diseases at UCSD Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. Before discovering her passion for science, Minerva completed an AA in Filmmaking; she believes this was an important contribution to her appreciation for diversity and humanities. Her future goals include pursuing a doctoral degree in Neurosciences, as well as creatively communicating science to the general public, especially future generations, in a relatable fashion. As of next fall, she will be a grad student in the Neurosciences PhD program at UCSD. In her spare time, she enjoys going on hikes with her dogs, strength training, and spending time with her family and friends. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 14, 2019 in an episode titled “Adventures with Dads”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/10/adventures-with-dads-stories-about-chasing-down-our-fathers

  • Gabriel Duran Rehbein: The Guy for the Job
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    In his last year of medical school in Colombia, Gabriel Duran Rehbein finds out his father has been kidnapped. Gabriel Duran Rehbein, MD describes himself as a huge nerd and a pathological optimist. He is currently making full use of both those characteristics as a Research Fellow in the Viviane Tabar Lab at MSKCC, where his work focuses on the development of a novel real-time drug screening platform for primary brain tumors using patient-derived three-dimensional explant cultures. He obtained his MD from Universidad de los Andes in his native city of Bogotá, Colombia. When he is not in the lab, Gabriel enjoys reading, attending concerts and spending time with friends. He is always on the lookout for places to go salsa dancing.” This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 14, 2019 in an episode titled “Adventure with Dads”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/10/adventures-with-dads-stories-about-chasing-down-our-fathers

  • Konrad Hughen: The Heart of the Earth
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    With only two days to find and extract a sample from one of the oldest coral colonies in the world, Konrad Hughen finds himself at the bottom of the ocean with a broken drill bit. Konrad Hughen is a Senior Scientist in the department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). He received a double B.Sc. in Biology and Geology at the University of California, Santa and was awarded a NASA Graduate Research Fellowship, leading to his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Konrad was also awarded a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, which he pursued at Harvard University before joining the scientific faculty at WHOI. As a geochemist and paleoclimatologist, Konrad’s research interests involve the development and application of proxy indicators for reconstructing climatic and environmental change, focusing on materials from modern coral tissues to centuries-old coral drill cores. His investigations have taken him all over the world, including recent expeditions to Micronesia, Red Sea, Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Cuba. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 7, 2019 in an episode titled “Underwater”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/3/underwater-stories-about-swimming-deeper

  • Heather Hamlin: Think Heavy
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    Biologist Heather Hamlin leaves the safety of the lab for her first field assignment: tagging alligators. Heather Hamlin earned her BS in Biology, and an MS in Marine Bio-resources from the University of Maine before working as a Senior Biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota Florida. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2007, and then worked as a post-doctoral scholar at the same institution studying the effects of environmental pollutants on the endocrine system of aquatic animals. In 2010 she joined the Medical University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor examining how contaminants can alter maternal-fetal health. Eager to get back to Maine, she returned in 2011 to the University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences, where she is an associate professor. Heather’s current research seeks to understand how human-induced changes in the environment, whether it be climate change, ocean acidification, or pollutants can affect the reproduction and development of aquatic animals, many of which are important to Maine’s economy. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 21, 2019 in an episode titled “Strength”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/17/strength-stories-about-searching-for-what-makes-us-strong

  • Will Tran: No Cheating
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    After Will Tran accidentally cheats his way to a high school math award, he has to grapple with whether or not to come clean. Will Tran is not a scientist, but he got close a few times. In high school, he interned at the National Institute of Mental Health working on a study of Alzheimer’s. He matriculated to New York University as a neuroscience major, but then quickly switched to the art school. Whoops. Will is a creative director in Los Angeles. He enjoys sunsets, long walks on the beach, and standing on stage to share profoundly personal stories with hundreds of strangers for no discernible reason other than the temporary appeasement of some deep, dark, inner desire to please. He also has a dog named Finch. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 28th, 2019 in an episode titled “Youthful Indiscretions”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/24/youthful-indiscretions-stories-about-being-young-and-dumb

  • Josh Flaum: Greg's Condo in Orlando
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    On a dull night in Orlando, young Josh Flaum decides to experiment with drugs he can buy over the counter. Josh Flaum is a comedy writer local to Los Angeles. He has written for G4 Network's 'Attack of the Show', Nerdist, Legendary Entertainment, has worked as a consultant for Disney Imagineering, co-created the award-winning web series 'Written By A Kid', and is currently working for Caffeine.tv writing for a partly-scripted, partly-improvised, live, weekly, interactive hour-long comedy chat show done entirely in virtual reality called 'Live From The 8th Dimension'. He recently shattered his right anterior sinus bone, so that's why he looks the way he does (if you were wondering). If you like photos of cats, you're welcome to follow him on Instagram at @joshflaum. This story originally aired on The Story Collider’s podcast on June 28th, 2019 in an episode titled “Youthful Indiscretions”. Find the transcript and other information here: https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2019/6/24/youthful-indiscretions-stories-about-being-young-and-dumb

  • 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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    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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    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