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Have A "Goodnight"

Have A "Goodnight"

By Goodnight Scholars Program | NC State University
This podcast is dedicated to sharing the stories of the Goodnight Scholars Program: students, campus partners, and alumni. Through 1-on-1 interview interviews and panel discussions, the podcast will cover topics including, but not limited to, life at NC State, GSP specific programming, major and academic exploration, career and professional development, identity, and the individual spotlights of current and former Goodnight Scholars.
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Synthesizer (Feat. Sahmad Moore '25)

Have A "Goodnight"

Driving for the Win (Feat. Jared Arriola & Issac Mayle T'23)
On this episode, we sat down with Jared Arriola and Isaac Mayle (both Transfer Class of 2023) and talked about their role in the NCSU FSAE, the Fast & the Furious, things falling apart, showcasing their internal combustion car and electric car, and having the drive to apply what you learned.
October 04, 2022
"It's Pronounced..." (Feat. Andrea Zamudio 24')
We are happy to highlight our Hispanic and LatinX students during Hispanic Heritage Month!  On this episode, I sat down with Andrea Zamudio and talked about her study experience in Puerto Rico, world's largest tourist attractions, rotisserie chicken, cultural immersion, global politics, and the importance of embracing your roots
September 20, 2022
Land(Disney+Thai) (Feat. Ethan Renfro '23)
On this episode, we sat down with Ethan Renfro and talked about his experiences in both Disneyland and Thailand, veterinary medicine, water buffalos,  the interconnectedness of living beings, bug shows, and the importance of building relationships with your faculty members
August 10, 2022
Journey Through Time (Feat. Erica Council '23)
On this episode, Anthony sat down with Erica Council and talked about her journey of self-discovery, ADHD, authenticity, a cat named happy, theoretical math, and the importance of running your own race in college.
June 29, 2022
Elements of Change (feat. Eric Phan '24)
On today’s Episode, we sit down with Eric Phan and talk about unique programming experiences for the Goodnight Scholars Program, museum touring habits, being a mental health ambassador, changing majors, drag, and undergraduate research and internship experiences.
June 14, 2022
Balancing Act (Feat. Minh-Thu Dinh '23)
On this episode, Anthony sat down with Minh-Thu Dinh and talked about the many ways she is involved in Vietnamese spaces, Kix cereal, balancing priorities, kayaking, electrical and computer engineering, and the importance of doing what you love.
May 31, 2022
The Matthews Medalists
On this special edition of Have a Goodnight, Anthony sat down with NC State Matthews Medal recipients Niambe James ('22) and Sarah Hall ('22), and talked through their NC State journeys, their legacy, and what it means to receive such a high honor from their now alma mater. 
May 10, 2022
A College Experience Inspired by M2C (Feat. Jamal Issa '22)
On today’s episode, Vie sat down with Jamal Issa and talked about Mountains to Coast, Solar Pack, his research with the EcoPRT lab at NC State, talking points for interviews, graduate school vs. industry, and the importance of having the confidence to ask for help.
April 07, 2022
The Next Iron Man (Feat. Dante Sutton '22)
On today's episode, Dusti sat down with Dante Sutton and talked about red dye allergies, torque measurement systems for helicopters, LEGO brick builds, electrical and computer engineering, enrichment grants, Iron Man, and asking questions.
April 06, 2022
De[code]ing Crime (Feat. Rozie Xiao T'24)
On today's episode, Dusti sat down with Rozie Xiao and talked about dining dollars, Caffè Americano, Abby from NCIS, the unique challenges of being a transfer student, cybersecurity and crime, and being a woman in STEM.
March 16, 2022
Stop and Smell the Roses (Feat. Alexandra Butler '22)
On today’s episode, we sit down with Alexandra Butler and we talk about crocheting, selling stuff at Talley, trends, animals & allergies, careers in animal science, and the importance of taking a step back and prioritizing yourself.
March 14, 2022
I'm Me (Feat. Jamel Clarke '25)
On today’s episode, Anthony sat down with Jamel Clarke and talked about the importance of authenticity cross all spaces, fashion, Tumblr, Computer Science, African American Vernacular English, and the difficulties of breaking out of your comfort zone
February 23, 2022
Synthesizer (Feat. Sahmad Moore '25)
On today’s episode, Anthony sat down with Sahmad Moore and talked about the parallels between music and electrical engineering, iPhones v. Androids, conversational Japanese, Daft Punk, Grandmas and the importance of dedicating time to passion projects
February 07, 2022
I'm So Icy (Feat. Thushan Fernando T'23)
On today’s episode, Vie sat down with Thushan Fernando (Transfer Class of 2023) and talked about his passion for discovering new life in our solar system, Icy Moons, Mechanical Engineering , space travel, middle school outreach, and ways to turn your dreams into a reality.
January 14, 2022
CSI: Raleigh (Featuring David Moore 24')
On this episode we sit down with David Moore (24') and talk about all things forensic science, including the CSI Effect, Lie detector test, North Carolina's "kit" crisis, DNA, and overcoming challenges within the field. This interview was conducted by David's cohort mate, Sharonda Daniels (24'). 
December 16, 2021
From Molecule to Market, from an Insider Perspective (feat. Delisha Hinton)
On today’s episode, we sit down with Delisha Hinton, Associate Director of Student Services for Recruitment and Diversity for the Wilson College of textiles, and talk about what it’s like being North Carolina born and raised, Red Bull wing suits, textile technology, banana pudding Howling Cowl ice cream, elephant collars, perseverance, and her 10 year career with NC state.
December 03, 2021
The Dream Job I Never Knew I Needed
On today's episode, we sit down with NC State and Goodnight Scholars Program alum, Randy Bazhaw, and talk about retro video games, Civil Engineering, his involvement with his native tribe, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Wolf Tracks ice-cream, the book bot, and what it means to Randy to have "the dream job I didn't know I dreamed of."
November 18, 2021
Souls and Soles in Seoul (feat. Manny Valbuena & Kodjo Tanou '24)
On today’s episode, we sit down with Manny Valbuena & Kodjo Tanou and talk about their study abroad experience in Seoul, Korea, sneakers, quarantine, one star Google reviews, seeking funding, and the the difficulties of being different in a new environment
November 04, 2021
Entrepreneurship for The Pack (feat. Jennifer Capps)
On today's episode, we sit down with Interim Assistant Vice Provost of NC State Entrepreneurship Jennifer Capps, and talk about Entrepalooza, artwork at the Biltmore Estate, the exponentially growing program that is NC State Entrepreneurship, spies in WWII, Silicon Valley sightings, and her unique take on what entrepreneurial success looks like.
October 29, 2021
Under Construction (feat. Cecilia Sanchez T'22)
On today’s episode, we sit down with Cecilia Sanchez and we talk about transitioning into NC State from community college, construction engineering, her co-op with Brasfield and Gorrie, some career fair tips, and the importance of working in a company with a healthy and fun culture.
October 19, 2021
Drumming Through Your Wall (feat. Adam Wampler '24)
On today’s episode, I sit down with Adam Wampler and we talk about environmental science and anthropology, his enrichment grant experience, marching bands, Drum Corps, and how to overcome negative thoughts.
October 15, 2021
My Door is Always Open (feat. Ashley Burrough)
On this episode, we sit down with Ashley Burrough, Director of Undergraduate Recruitment, Enrollment, and New Student Engagement for the College of Sciences, and talk about a day in the life of her new role, all the best eats on Hillsborough Street, Pirate vs. Wolfpack football, broadcast journalism, volunteerism, and highlighting student use of NC State staff as a resource for professional development.
October 01, 2021
Hello World! (feat. Vitus Putra '22)
On this episode we sit down with Vitus Putra and talk about his internship with Cisco, coding, designing prosthetic arms with the Helping Hands Club, and the importance of challenging yourself to try new things! 
September 17, 2021
The "Handy" Researcher (feat. Martha Crisp '24)
On this episode, we sit down with Martha Crisp and talk about her research experience involving laparoscopic surgery, Funyons, the robot apocalypse, censors, enrichment grant funding, and the importance inclusive designs for medical equipment.
September 08, 2021
It's Electric! (feat. Isaac Mayle T'23)
On this episode we sit down with Isaac Mayle (T'23) and talk about his involvement with NC States Formula Electric Car team, flamethrowers, Vin Diesel, NASA TV, mental health, and the importance of never giving up!
August 17, 2021
Your Favorite Fitness Instructor (feat. Salem Hailu 23')
On this episode we sit down with Salem Hailu and talk about how she utilized an enrichment grant to become a certified fitness instructor, grills, veneers, and all things dentistry, conspiracy theories, and the importance of finding your inner bee-keeper.
July 27, 2021
GN Stories: Goodnight Explorers (feat. Jill Zalewski)
The Goodnight Scholars Program has always made it a priority to offer awesome programs for our scholars. Due to the pandemic, programming had to look a bit different in the 2020-2021 school year, but thanks to the leadership of Jill Zalewski, Associate Director of the Goodnight Scholars Program, meaningful connections were still able to be made. This episode features a conversation with Jill as she takes us into her innovative programming idea, Goodnight Explorers! Follow us on social media IG: @goodnightncsu Twitter: @goodnightncsu Facebook: Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University Linkedin: Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University
June 14, 2021
GN Stories: STEM Coaches (feat. Bailey Craddock)
The STEM Coaches initiative is an opportunity for Goodnight Scholars to give back to the North Carolina Community by introducing kids to the endless possibilities of STEM through project-based learning . This episode features a conversation with Bailey Craddock, head of this initiative, who dives in to what the program is all about, the impact it has on our partners, and how we adapted our offerings during a pandemic. Follow us on social media IG: @goodnightncsu Twitter: @goodnightncsu Facebook: Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University Linkedin: Goodnight Scholars Program at NC State University
June 14, 2021