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The Vulnerable Scientist

By The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast

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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149 | Vulnerable Dr. Alex Kirui | Part 2 | Rhodes Scholarship Rejections
Dr Alex Kirui's PhD research work was focused on complex carbohydrates and relevant bio-molecules. This involved Integrating solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to investigate lignin-carbohydrate packing in grasses and woods as well as glycan structures in fungi and algae. In this episode, he talks about how he got another PhD scholarship without a master's in the United States at Louisiana State University and explains the whole painful process especially when not having airfare and visa support from the scholarship. He also talks about looking for a job as a science graduate while trying to survive in Nairobi.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27:10
July 05, 2022
148 | Vulnerable Dr. Alex Kirui | Part 1 | TUK Manenos
Dr Alex Kirui's PhD research work was focused on complex carbohydrates and relevant bio-molecules. This involved Integrating solid-state NMR and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) techniques to investigate lignin-carbohydrate packing in grasses and woods as well as glycan structures in fungi and algae. In this episode, he talks about growing up in Nakuru and moving to Nairobi to study chemistry at the Technical University of Kenya which came with its own struggles.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32:01
July 04, 2022
147 | Vulnerable Dr. Caroline Wanjiku | Hobbies
Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59:26
July 01, 2022
146 | Vulnerable Dr. Caroline Wanjiku | Highs and Lows
Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00:42
June 30, 2022
145 | Vulnerable Dr. Caroline Wanjiku | Climbing up the science career ladder in Kenya
Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:02:53
June 29, 2022
144 | Vulnerable Dr. Caroline Wanjiku | Struggle of advancing career in science
Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59:41
June 28, 2022
143 | Vulnerable Dr. Caroline Wanjiku | Dr. Maiden name or Surname?
Dr Caroline Wanjiku is an entomologist and currently an early-career postdoctoral researcher at Kemri welcome trust in Kilifi, Kenya. She recently obtained her PhD from Unversity of Pretoria, South Africa with a thesis titled "Biological traits, plant sugar feeding patterns and chemical ecology of Aedes aegypt". Caroline has a background in Biochemistry from Kenyatta University, Kenya.Here are some of the resources she suggested from the podcast.BooksRange: Why generalists triumph in a specialized world - David EpsteinTalking to strangers - Malcom GladwellAtomic habits - James ClearLinchpin - Seth GodinThe blackdeath: The world's most devastating plague - Dorsey Amstrong (Audible)Podcasts/YouTube channelshttps://www.estherperel.com/podcast - How's workhttps://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ - School of greatnesshttps://www.adelleonyango.com/legallycluelesspodcasthttps://lisabilyeu.libsyn.com/ - Women of impactIf 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52:43
June 27, 2022
10 min Snippet 21 | Vulnerable Faith Mokobi Zablon | Phd Candidate, Nanoengineering
Faith Mokobi Zablon 10-minute snippetMusic by Coma-Media from https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=11408thevulnerablescientist.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09:50
June 23, 2022
142 | Vulnerable Wambui Mbichi | Part 3 | Future plans and Hobbies
Wambui Mbichi is a plant scientist dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture and improved food security. She is also the host of Farm to Table Podcast KE where we talk about food systems and farming. Her goal is to work at the intersection of research and policy to promote sustainable agriculture that is also profitable to farmers. In this episode, She talks about her future plans and remaining highs she hasn't talked about so far and her hobbies when not doing podcasting or doing science.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39:18
June 22, 2022
141 | Vulnerable Wambui Mbichi | Part 2 | Highs and lows
Wambui Mbichi is a plant scientist dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture and improved food security. She is also the host of Farm to Table Podcast KE where we talk about food systems and farming. Her goal is to work at the intersection of research and policy to promote sustainable agriculture that is also profitable to farmers. In this episode, She talks about the highs and lows of her journey in science.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25:02
June 21, 2022
140 | Vulnerable Wambui Mbichi | Part 1 | Kenyan Horticulture Scientist
Wambui Mbichi is a plant scientist dedicated to finding solutions for sustainable agriculture and improved food security. She is also the host of Farm to Table Podcast KE where we talk about food systems and farming. Her goal is to work at the intersection of research and policy to promote sustainable agriculture that is also profitable to farmers. In this episode, She introduces herself and tells the story of how she go to where is right now.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28:52
June 20, 2022
139 | Vulnerable Sarah Nyakeri | Check in | End of ILRI Fellowship | What Next?
This is just me having a check-in on what's happening with me and all that. Send me an audio message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Note: I recorded this episode on Podcastle recorder and no editing and used a Shure mv7 mic in the sitting area of my parent's home and added some music from that platform.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26:57
June 17, 2022
138 | Vulnerable Emmanuel Kisiangani | Part 4 | Podcast Editing | Scicomm and comedy
Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20:06
June 16, 2022
137 | Vulnerable Emmanuel Kisiangani | Part 3 | Radio to Podcasting
Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33:41
June 15, 2022
136 | Vulnerable Emmanuel Kisiangani | Part 2 | Podcasting
Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
33:41
June 14, 2022
135 | Vulnerable Emmanuel Kisiangani | Part 1 | Before Podcasting
Emmanuel Kisiang'ani is a Stand-Uo Comedian, Mc, Podcaster with a background in Graphic design. In this episode, we talk about the behind-the-scenes of podcasting in Kenya.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28:14
June 13, 2022
134 | Vulnerable Ian Peter Busuulwa | Hobbies | Part 5
Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29:19
June 10, 2022
133 | Vulnerable Ian Peter Busuulwa | Highs and Lows | Part 3
Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55:23
June 09, 2022
132 | Vulnerable Ian Peter Busuulwa | Policy Science Communication | Part 3
Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42:53
June 08, 2022
131 | Vulnerable Ian Peter Busuulwa | Masters in Biotech and Scicomm | Part 2
Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy while working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23:37
June 07, 2022
130 | Vulnerable Ian Peter Busuulwa | Becoming A science scommunicator | Part 1
Ian Peter Busuulwa biotechnologist with a strong passion for effective science communication and science policy advocacy. I have over 4 years of experience in communicating biotechnology to grassroots communities and other stakeholders and advocating for evidence-based policy working with governmental and non-governmental organizations. He has experience running science communication projects that involve unconventional ways of communicating science such as through storytelling (Science Stories Africa) and TikTok (Science Unplugged).His recent policy interests are in advocating for a favourable policy environment for synthetic biology in Africa (as part of Synbio Africa) and growing Uganda's bioeconomy (Bioeconomy Coalition of Uganda).In this episode, he talks about his journey into a career in science communication in Uganda.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41:39
June 06, 2022
129 | Vulnerable Dr. Sonal Henson | Bioinformatics Career | Hobbies | Part 5
In this episode, Dr Sonal HensonTalks about her hobbies when not doing science which (not surprising) includes coding. This is the last part of her story.Dr Sonal Henson is a bioinformatician with a focus on genomics and transcriptomics and a keen interest in immunoinformatics. She is currently working at the University of Nottingham as a Deep Seq Bioinformatician. She has been previously at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), ICIPE and Kemri-Wellcome Trust.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24:45
June 03, 2022
128 | Vulnerable Sonal Henson | Part 4
In this episode, Dr Sonal HensonTalks about her highs and lows throughout her career journey.Dr Sonal Henson is a bioinformatician with a focus on genomics and transcriptomics and a keen interest in immunoinformatics. She is currently working at the University of Nottingham as a Deep Seq Bioinformatician. She has been previously at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), ICIPE and Kemri-Wellcome Trust.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27:36
June 02, 2022
127 | Vulnerable Dr. Sonal Henson Part 3 | Highs and Lows
In this episode, Dr Sonal Henson tells more of the highs and lows experienced in her career as one of the early trained bioinformaticians in Kenya.Dr Sonal Henson is a bioinformatician with a focus on genomics and transcriptomics and a keen interest in immunoinformatics. She is currently working at the University of Nottingham as a Deep Seq Bioinformatician. She has been previously at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), ICIPE and Kemri-Wellcome Trust.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17:36
June 01, 2022
126 | Vulnerable Dr. Sonal Henson | Bioinformatics Career Journey Part 2
In this episode, Dr Sonal HensonTalks about her master's, PhD and Post-doc research and her career journey in depth.Dr Sonal Henson is a bioinformatician with a focus on genomics and transcriptomics and a keen interest in immunoinformatics. She is currently working at the University of Nottingham as a Deep Seq Bioinformatician. She has been previously at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), ICIPE and Kemri-Wellcome Trust.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:07:36
May 31, 2022
125 | Vulnerable Dr. Sonal Henson Part 1 | Introduction | Bioinformatician
In this episode, Dr Sonal HensonTalks about who she is, her early beginnings in Mombasa, Kenya and her bachelor's education and her journey from computational biology to Bioinformatics.Dr Sonal Henson is a bioinformatician with a focus on genomics and transcriptomics and a keen interest in immunoinformatics. She is currently working at the University of Nottingham as a Deep Seq Bioinformatician. She has been previously at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), ICIPE and Kemri-Wellcome Trust.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21:06
May 30, 2022
124 | Vulnerable David Edgar Kimani | Part 5 | Hobbies
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 and I (Sarah Nyakeri) have a conversation about our hobbies.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:14:50
May 27, 2022
123 | Vulnerable David Edgar Kimani | Part 4 | Lows and Highs
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 talks about the highs and lows of pursuing a carer in food science in Kenya.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:18:35
May 26, 2022
122 | Vulnerable David Edgar Kimani | Part 3 | Misunderstood Kenyan Diet
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 and I (Sarah Nyakeri) talk about how misunderstood the Kenyan diet is due to the paucity of science communication websites on the nutritional content of common foods in Kenya.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27:51
May 25, 2022
#121 | Vulnerable David Edgar Kimani | Part 2 | Nutrient Rich Traditioanl food
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 talks about nutrient-rich feeds as I give my thoughts and experiences on the same. We also talk about traditional foods as a way ocmbat food insecurity.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23:49
May 24, 2022
#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 PixabayThe 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25:03
May 23, 2022
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. See
13:33
May 20, 2022
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. See
08:55
May 19, 2022
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. See
23:11
May 18, 2022
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. See
21:53
May 17, 2022
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. See
13:26
May 16, 2022
114 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Getting a Rhodes Scholarship | Sports | Leadership
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. See
15:55
May 13, 2022
113 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Imposter Syndrome | Female Engineer | From the Village
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. See
13:09
May 12, 2022
112 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | University Life at JKUAT | Academics
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. See
15:28
May 11, 2022
111 | Vulnerable Dr. Gladys Ng'etich | Early Beginnings | Choosing University Course
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. See
22:53
May 10, 2022
110 | Hobbies when not doing science | Vulnerable Anne Chisa | Part 6
Anne Chisa, also known as Anne with an E, is the Root of Science Podcast host, a PhD Candidate in Crop Science at the University of Kwazulu Natal doing her research on using human poop as a fertilizer. She is also a science communicator, Mc and Moderator. This episode talks about her hobbies and things she indulges in when not recording a podcast episode or doing her PhD.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17:36
May 09, 2022
109 | Highs as a scientist and a science podcast host | Vulnerable Anne Chisa | Part 5
Anne Chisa, also known as Anne with an E, is the Root of Science Podcast host, a PhD Candidate in Crop Science at the University of Kwazulu Natal doing her research on using human poop as a fertilizer. She is also a science communicator, Mc and Moderator. This episode talks about her highs as a scientist and a science podcast host.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08:51
May 06, 2022
108 | Lows and Mental Health as a Scientist and Podcast Host | Vulnerable Anne Chisa | Part 4
Anne Chisa, also known as Anne with an E, is the Root of Science Podcast host, a PhD Candidate in Crop Science at the University of Kwazulu Natal doing her research on using human poop as a fertilizer. She is also a science communicator, Mc and Moderator. This episode talks about her lows as a scientist and a science podcast host.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23:17
May 05, 2022
107 | Journey in Science | Vulnerable Anne Chisa aka Anne with an E | Part 3
Anne Chisa, also known as Anne with an E, is the Root of Science Podcast host, a PhD Candidate in Crop Science at the University of Kwazulu Natal doing her research on using human poop as a fertilizer. She is also a science communicator, Mc and Moderator. In this episode, she talks about her early beginnings in Malawi and how her journey in science has been.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09:02
May 04, 2022
106 | How the Root of the Science Podcast Started | Vulnerable Anne Chisa Part 2
Anne Chisa, also known as Anne with an E, is the Root of Science Podcast host, a PhD Candidate in Crop Science at the University of Kwazulu Natal doing her research on using human poop as a fertilizer. She is also a science communicator, Mc and Moderator. In this episode, she talks about how she started the root of the science podcast and how it has been since then.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37:20
May 03, 2022
105 | Using Human Poop as a fertlizer | Vulnerable Anne Chisa Part 1
Anne Chisa, also known as Anne with an E, is the Root of Science Podcast host, a PhD Candidate in Crop Science at the University of Kwazulu Natal doing her research on using human poop as a fertilizer. She is also a science communicator, Mc and Moderator. In this episode, she talks about her research in-depth.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19:07
May 02, 2022
104 | Journey Abroad Podcast Host | Neuroscientist| Vulnerable Refilwe Mpai
The Journey abroad Podcast Host, Refliwe Mpai is a Neuroscientist from Botswana and is currently based in Canada. She has a Psychology background and now doing an MSc in Neuroscience. She shares her story though most of the recording was lost this will be redone. Meanwhile, this is a long teaser of the upcoming conversation.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48:08
April 29, 2022
103 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 7
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20:21
April 28, 2022
102 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 6
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24:42
April 27, 2022
101 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 5
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18:51
April 26, 2022
100 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 4
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29:42
April 25, 2022
99 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 3
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23:22
April 22, 2022
98 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 2
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35:13
April 21, 2022
97 | Vulnerable Dr. Priya Rangan | Part 1
Dr Priya, a scientific communicator, is an experienced scientist with 11 years of combined working experience in academic research and pharmaceutical settings. Skilled in nutritional treatment applications for inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer's disease, and T cell immunotherapies, cell culture, in vivo mouse studies, microscopy, public speaking, science education, and scientific writing. Her PhD focused on the Biology of Aging from the University of Southern California.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16:18
April 20, 2022
96 | Vulnerable Cecilia Wandiga | Part 4
Cecilia Wandiga is focused on developing the organization’s Sustainable Business Strategy and Circular Economy Innovation programming. Ms Wandiga uses her background in public policy, business management and strategy and innovation to facilitate social change through the cross-pollination of biotechnology and sustainable industrial manufacturing (industrial ecology). She enjoys promoting Circular Bio-Economy practices as a strategy for sustainable economic development.In this episode, She talks about becoming an executive director after a rough patch and a few of her hobbies and struggles with work-balanceThe 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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o
01:02:22
April 19, 2022
95 | Vulnerable Cecilia Wandiga | Part 3
Cecilia Wandiga is focused on developing the organization’s Sustainable Business Strategy and Circular Economy Innovation programming. Ms Wandiga uses her background in public policy, business management and strategy and innovation to facilitate social change through the cross-pollination of biotechnology and sustainable industrial manufacturing (industrial ecology). She enjoys promoting Circular Bio-Economy practices as a strategy for sustainable economic development.In this episode, She talks about her bumpy career path in the United States after having a master's project.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24:41
April 18, 2022
94 | Vulnerable Cecilia Wandiga | Part 2
Cecilia Wandiga is focused on developing the organization’s Sustainable Business Strategy and Circular Economy Innovation programming. Ms Wandiga uses her background in public policy, business management and strategy and innovation to facilitate social change through the cross-pollination of biotechnology and sustainable industrial manufacturing (industrial ecology). She enjoys promoting Circular Bio-Economy practices as a strategy for sustainable economic development.In this episode, She talks about becoming a social scientist and details her master's project.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27:07
April 15, 2022
93 | Vulnerable Cecilia Wandiga | Part 1
Cecilia Wandiga is focused on developing the organization’s Sustainable Business Strategy and Circular Economy Innovation programming. Ms Wandiga uses her background in public policy, business management and strategy and innovation to facilitate social change through the cross-pollination of biotechnology and sustainable industrial manufacturing (industrial ecology). She enjoys promoting Circular Bio-Economy practices as a strategy for sustainable economic development.In this episode, She talks about CSTI and how her childhood was like having parents who were scientists.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16:00
April 14, 2022
92 | Vulnerable Dr. Rafael Galupa | Hobbies
Dr Rafael Galupa is today's guest for The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at EMBL where he engineers DNA to understand life. In this episode, Rafael talks about his hobbies and not so TV worthy hobbies, his human side, and the importance of rest.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16:53
April 13, 2022
91 | Vulnerabel Dr. Rafael Galupa | Part 5 | Highs
Dr Rafael Galupa is today's guest for The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at EMBL where he engineers DNA to understand life. In this episode, Rafael talks about the lows that he has experienced in his science career journeyThe 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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22:07
April 12, 2022
89 | Vulnerabel Dr. Rafael Galupa | Part 3 | The Academics culture
Dr Rafael Galupa is today's guest for The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at EMBL where he engineers DNA to understand life. In this episode, Rafael talks about how looked for a lab to settle for and how different research labs were different in turns of culture. He also talks about studying sex chromosomes and cancer.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22:04
April 08, 2022
88 | Vulnerable Dr. Rafael Galupa | Part 2 | University life and Culture in Europe
Dr Rafael Galupa is today's guest for The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at EMBL where he engineers DNA to understand life. In this episode, Rafael talks about his experience at the University in Europe including in his home country, Portugal.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26:57
April 07, 2022
87 | Vulnerable Dr. Rafael Galupa | Part 1 | Understanding life using science
Dr Rafael Galupa is today's guest for The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast. He is a Postdoctoral Researcher at EMBL where he engineers DNA to understand lifeIn this episode, Rafael talks about how a career in science was influenced when growing up. He loved nature and knew that he wanted to be a scientist at a young age due to how he was exposed earlier on.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?One day when I had just had a rough day, I talked into a mic about my day and I felt better. That was the first episode. At first, I thought it would just be journalling but after some fellow scientists heard it, they wanted to be Vulnerable too. Since then I have brought scientists from different fields to tell their stories of the highs and lows they have experienced with honesty and authenticity being the lead of our informal and long conversations.I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18:13
April 06, 2022
86 | Vulnerabel Dr. Vijay Kale | Part 2
Dr Vijay Kale has more than 12 years of industrial experience as a Project Toxicologist and Study Director in drug safety evaluation, particularly nonclinical Dtoxicology studies of small molecules and biopharmaceuticals including immuno-oncotherapeutics. He has directed Central Clinical Pathology laboratory, a prime resource for Nonclinical toxicology and pharmacology studies for seven new chemical entities and numerous Clinical Studies (Phase 1 & BA/BE studies). He has also worked closely with various players in Drug Discovery and Drug Development such as Chemistry, DMPK, Cell and Molecular Biology, in vitro assay teams, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Statistics, QAU, and Sponsors. In this episode, He talks about the highs and lows he has experienced throughout his journey in his science career. 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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21:32
April 05, 2022
85 | Vulnerable Dr. Vijay Kale | Part 1
Dr Vijay Kale has more than 12 years of industrial experience as a Project Toxicologist and Study Director in drug safety evaluation, particularly nonclinical Dtoxicology studies of small molecules and biopharmaceuticals including immuno-oncotherapeutics. He has directed Central Clinical Pathology laboratory, a prime resource for Nonclinical toxicology and pharmacology studies for seven new chemical entities and numerous Clinical Studies (Phase 1 & BA/BE studies). He has also worked closely with various players in Drug Discovery and Drug Development such as Chemistry, DMPK, Cell and Molecular Biology, in vitro assay teams, Biotechnology, Clinical Research, Statistics, QAU, and Sponsors. In this episode, He talks about the highs and lows he has experienced throughout his journey in his science career. 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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21:23
April 04, 2022
84 | Vulnerable Michael Keenan | Part 5
Michael Keenan is PhD Candidate at Wageningen University and Research. His dissertation focuses on understanding how risk and market access affect smallholder farmers’ marketing and investment decisions, agricultural households’ livelihoods, and internal conflict within agricultural-based economies. His research combines behavioural, theoretical, and empirical analysis at the intra-household level, household-level, and macroeconomic level to understand these relationships. He is passionate about applying quantitative methods and big data to a range of economic development issues. His research is now expanding into understanding gender gaps in smallholder agriculture, urban migration patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the effects of digital innovations on rural areas' food systems. He has been based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years and has experience conducting research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. I enjoy travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.In this episode, He talks about highs and hobbiesThe 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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55:29
April 01, 2022
83 | Vulnerable Michael Keenan | Part 4
Michael KeenanMichael Keenan is PhD Candidate at Wageningen University and Research. His dissertation focuses on understanding how risk and market access affect smallholder farmers’ marketing and investment decisions, agricultural households’ livelihoods, and internal conflict within agricultural-based economies. His research combines behavioural, theoretical, and empirical analysis at the intra-household level, household-level, and macroeconomic level to understand these relationships. He is passionate about applying quantitative methods and big data to a range of economic development issues. His research is now expanding into understanding gender gaps in smallholder agriculture, urban migration patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the effects of digital innovations on rural areas' food systems. He has been based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years and has experience conducting research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. He enjoys travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.In this episode, He talks about his research and the Lows of his career.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.Why did I start this podcast? You might ask. When doing my MSc project, my experiments started to fail at a certain period and it was very frustrating. I thought, If I finally get a new vaccine target for CBPP in cows, it would be all smiles but no one will ever know what I went through. I also wondered how many scientists were going through the same rough patch but did not openly talk about it?I enjoy asking questions since I am a naturally curious person. Feedback from the audience, including scientists and non-scientists, is the main motivation I message scientists or accept their request to be on the podcast, schedule an interview, edit audio, design the artwork, post it, and share it on social media platforms. It is a full-time job that requires me to spend from my pocket with no monetary returns, but I enjoy it.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41:49
March 31, 2022
82 | Vulnerable Michael Keenan | The East African-Effect and Phd Work
Michael Keenan is PhD Candidate at Wageningen University and Research. His dissertation focuses on understanding how risk and market access affect smallholder farmers’ marketing and investment decisions, agricultural households’ livelihoods, and internal conflict within agricultural-based economies. To understand these relationships, His research combines behavioral, theoretical, and empirical analysis at the intra-household level, household-level, and mesoeconomic level. He is passionate about applying quantitative methods and big data to a range of economic development issues. His research is now expanding into understanding gender gaps in smallholder agriculture, urban migration patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the effects of digital innovations on rural areas' food systems. He has been based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years and has experience conducting research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. I enjoy travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.In this episode, He talks about pursuing a career in East Africa and his PhD WorkSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
11:05
March 30, 2022
81 | Vulnerable Michael Keenan | Becoming a Social Scientist
Michael Keenan is PhD Candidate at Wageningen University and Research. His dissertation focuses on understanding how risk and market access affect smallholder farmers’ marketing and investment decisions, agricultural households’ livelihoods, and internal conflict within agricultural-based economies. His research combines behavioural, theoretical, and empirical analysis at the intra-household level, household-level, and macroeconomic level to understand these relationships. He is passionate about applying quantitative methods and big data to a range of economic development issues. His research is now expanding into understanding gender gaps in smallholder agriculture, urban migration patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the effects of digital innovations on rural areas' food systems. He has been based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years and has experience conducting research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. I enjoy travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.In this episode, He talks about his journey moving from the United States to Europe to pursue post-graduate education.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
19:47
March 29, 2022
80 | Vulnerable Michael Keenan | From Business to Research
Michael Keenan is PhD Candidate at Wageningen University and Research. His dissertation focuses on understanding how risk and market access affect smallholder farmers’ marketing and investment decisions, agricultural households’ livelihoods, and internal conflict within agricultural-based economies. To understand these relationships, His research combines behavioral, theoretical, and empirical analysis at the intra-household level, household-level, and mesoeconomic level. He is passionate about applying quantitative methods and big data to a range of economic development issues. His research is now expanding into understanding gender gaps in smallholder agriculture, urban migration patterns in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the effects of digital innovations on rural areas' food systems. He has been based in Nairobi, Kenya for the past three years and has experience conducting research in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania. I enjoy travelling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.In this episode, He talks about his journey into research from a business course.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
18:29
March 29, 2022
79 | Verena Ras | Behind the Scenes of the Vulnerable scientist podcast recordings
Verena Ras is Bioinformatics Training Coordinator, Co-chair Training and Education Working Group at H3Abionet, Chair - Sample Collection and Processing Sub-committee at the African BioGenome Project and a PhD candidate doing marine Taxonomy. Her work is trying to put Africa on the map in matters Jelly Fish.In this episode, I point out what happens behind any podcast recording using Verena as an example. This is to promote transparency of how the recordings are done and also to give a glimpse of what it takes to have an episode out.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
30:28
March 29, 2022
78 | Milestones of the Vulnerable Scientist
In this podcast, I talk about how the community has been growing and the need to do more with podcasts. I also mention what keeps me going.https://twitter.com/utm_org/status/1508650338370428929?s=20&t=3UOX1l-qpJ8S-ZkJ6MY8dA https://otbpodke.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/todays-podcast-is-the-vulnerable-scientist/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
20:34
March 29, 2022
77 | New Developments and Way Forward regarding The Vulnerable Scientist Podcast.
In this episode, I talk about the production limitations that I am currently facing in regards to the podcast Vulnerably and call on for support of you as a listener in any way possible. https://linktr.ee/ThevulnerablescientistRecord Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
18:04
March 29, 2022
Ep 76 | Vulnerable Verena Ras Part 5 | Hobbies
Verena Ras is Bioinformatics Training Coordinator, Co-chair Training and Education Working Group at H3Abionet, Chair - Sample Collection and Processing Sub-committee at the African BioGenome Project and a PhD candidate doing marine Taxonomy. Her work is trying to put Africa on the map in matters Jelly Fish.In this episode, Verena talks about the things she does when she is not working, her hobbies.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
18:55
March 21, 2022
Ep 75 | Vulnerable Verena Ras Part 4 | Post Graduate Education
Verena Ras is Bioinformatics Training Coordinator, Co-chair Training and Education Working Group at H3Abionet, Chair - Sample Collection and Processing Sub-committee at the African BioGenome Project and a PhD candidate doing marine Taxonomy. Her work is trying to put Africa on the map in matters Jelly Fish.In this episode, Verena talks about her journey in postgraduate education despite not performing well in her undergraduate education.  She also talks about how negative comments pushed her to pursue a PhD Education.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
31:35
March 20, 2022
Ep 74 | Vulnerable Verena Ras Part 3 | Job Search to Survive
Verena Ras is Bioinformatics Training Coordinator, Co-chair Training and Education Working Group at H3Abionet, Chair - Sample Collection and Processing Sub-committee at the African BioGenome Project and a PhD candidate doing marine Taxonomy. Her work is trying to put Africa on the map in matters Jelly Fish.In this episode, Verena talks about how she has fought through her university life to find some sought of income just to be able to get through school.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
23:17
March 17, 2022
Ep 73 | Vulnerable Verena Ras Part 2 | Unfair Education System
Verena Ras is Bioinformatics Training Coordinator, Co-chair Training and Education Working Group at H3Abionet, Chair - Sample Collection and Processing Sub-committee at the African BioGenome Project and a PhD candidate doing marine Taxonomy. Her work is trying to put Africa on the map in matters Jelly Fish.In this episode, she talks about her entering university as a first-gen and struggling to perform in tests in her university but enthusiastic when it came to practicals yet it was the course of choice that she was passionate about. She also talks about her experience how she conducts the bionformatics training. Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
24:03
March 17, 2022
Ep 72 | Vulnerable Verena Ras Part 1 | Jelly Fish Scientist
Verena Ras is Bioinformatics Training Coordinator, Co-chair Training and Education Working Group at H3Abionet, Chair - Sample Collection and Processing Sub-committee at the African BioGenome Project and a PhD candidate doing marine Taxonomy.Her work is trying to put Africa on the map in matters Jelly Fish.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
18:35
March 16, 2022
Ep 71 | Vulnerable Dr. Christian Keambou Tiambo Part 4
Dr, Christian Tiambo is a Cameroonian Scientist. Livestock Genetics/Genomics: Precision Breeding and Reproductive Technologies, Biobanking management, Access & Benefits Sharing Officer CTLGH/ILRI based in Kenya.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
29:60
March 14, 2022
Ep 70 | Vulnerable Dr. Christian Keambou Tiambo Part 3
Dr, Christian Tiambo decides to become vulnerable on the show and tells more about the struggles he had and the triumphs of his journey in science.Scientist. Livestock Genetics/Genomics: Precision Breeding and Reproductive Technologies, Biobanking management, Access & Benefits Sharing Officer CTLGH/ILRIRecord Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
22:60
March 14, 2022
Ep 69 | Vulnerable Dr. Christian Keambou Tiambo Part 2| Post Graduate Education
Dr, Christian Tiambo explains in detail how he was able to fund his post-graduate education while running a farming business.Scientist. Livestock Genetics/Genomics: Precision Breeding and Reproductive Technologies, Biobanking management, Access & Benefits Sharing Officer CTLGH/ILRIRecord Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
19:43
March 14, 2022
Ep 68 | Vulnerable Dr. Christian Keambou Tiambo | Part 1
Dr Christian talks about his journey into becoming a scientist starting from Cameroon and how he ended up establishing a career in Kenya.He is a Scientist, Livestock Genetics/Genomics - Precision Breeding and Reproductive Technologies, Biobanking management, Access & Benefits Sharing Officer- at CTLGH/ILRIRecord Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
25:51
March 14, 2022
Ep 67 | Vulnerable Dr. Afrah Khairallah Part 4 | Highs and her Phd research
This is the last part of Dr Afrah Khairallah's Story where she talks about the highs and her PhD research is explained in detail. Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
25:21
March 13, 2022
Ep 66 | Vulnerable Dr Afrah Khairallah Part 3 | Racism and Gender Bias
In this episode, Dr Afrah continues to share her story and some of the challenges she has faced throughout her career journey. We also had Honest Conversations on Racism and Gender Bias from Women to women.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
23:42
March 13, 2022
Ep 65 | Vulnerable Dr Afrah Khairallah Part 2 | Bioinformatics Career-Life Balance
In this episode, Dr Afrah starts by explaining what Bioinformatics is, her journey in that space and balancing life and work.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
39:56
March 13, 2022
Ep 64 | Vulnerable Dr. Bill Ratemo Part 3 | Including Stuggles of Getting a Job after Phd
Dr Bill Ratemo continues to let us in for the first time and share his journey with its challenges and Joys.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
11:07
March 13, 2022
Ep 63 | Vulnerable Dr. Bill Ratemo | Part 2
Dr Bill Ratemo tells his story from how he got himself in India after not being able to secure a University placement fast enough and navigating to a PhD position in China.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
16:24
March 13, 2022
Ep 62 | Vulnerable Dr. Bill Ratemo | Part 1 and GMO regulation in Kenya
Dr Bill Ratemo introduces himself and since he mention that he works in the Kenyan organisation that regulates GMOs, the National Biosafety authority, I thought I should probe further about this. In Part 2, he will tell his story.Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
11:37
March 13, 2022
Ep 61 | Check in with Sarah Nyakeri
This is the first episode of this season,I am majorly having a check-in podcast in this podcast and testing an intro and giving developments concerning the podcast. I will talk more of it as time goes by.Out of the booth podcast blog about the Vulnerable Scientist: https://otbpodke.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/todays-podcast-is-the-vulnerable-scientist/Record Your message: https://www.speakpipe.com/VulnerableScientistVoicemail Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thevulnerablescientist)
24:36
March 12, 2022
29 | The Story of Dr. Harrison Ndungu | The Scientist's Path Series
Dr. Harrison Ndungu is a Kenyan-based scientist who did his Phd in Germany but still looking for opportunities in Kenya. This shows the unappreciation of research in Kenya that causes limited opportunities in Science.This is repurposed interview from the science media Africa interviews done in collaboration with Planet wizard Africa Interview Questions:BackgroundPrescience Student experienceScience Interest: How it began and who has influenced your path into science.University experience: Bsc to PhDHow did you get your first job and subsequent jobsMentorship: Did you have a mentor, Is it important to others, Do you mentorWhat kind of opportunities are there in science or for science graduatesHighs and Lows in your careerMistakes and what you learnt from it, advise to younger selfTell us about your research….How you got into it, and how it helps the society: Past Present and Future if any.Future prospectsExperience as a woman in science: The changes over the years…Advantages and disadvantages of being a woman in science.Let’s talk about mental health: Any personal experience or things you would like to share about it.Advice to a young scientist.Anything you would like to add: Questions you wish I asked and wish to answer.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)0718896962 under Sarah Nyakeri. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43:49
January 12, 2022