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Gen Ed

By Wave Learning Festival
A podcast from Wave Learning Festival which seeks to explore important topics and intriguing fields of study for all!
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Medical School, International Travel, and Covid-19: An Interview with Dr. Calvin Sun

Gen Ed

Medical School, International Travel, and Covid-19: An Interview with Dr. Calvin Sun

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College is Hard.
I think the title explains itself !
26:37
March 28, 2022
Remember Your Leech Socks! - Pt. 1
What kind of job has you trekking through jungles, fending off all manners of bloodthirsty creatures and mediating with locals, solely to study and protect a threatened species from extinction? This may sound like the next iteration of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," but this is in fact a way of life for Susan Tsang, PhD, research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and CEO of Biodiversitas Global, LLC. Listen in as we discuss her journey from high school to grad school and the experiences that got her interested in phylogenetic and biogeographic research! We'll also touch upon the nature of expedition research in a foreign country: whilst our initial description may sound adventurous and fanciful, field expeditions require meticulous planning, not only for their own logistics but also to ensure their establishment of proper allyship with local communities.
47:40
January 22, 2022
AI: Industry and Academia
Ever wondered how Facebook tracks your ad preferences? Or perhaps what makes your Siri or Alexa tick? Maybe you're simply a philosopher at heart and you enjoy asking questions like "Can machines think?" Inquiries such as these can be explained with the ~simple~ concept of AI! Tune in as we discuss the study and application of AI (i.e. artificial intelligence) in both academic and industry settings with Dr. Risto Miikkulainen, professor from the University of Texas at Austin and associate VP at Cognizant! Decrypting the mysteries of artificial life and decision making, we touch upon the differences between neural networks and evolutionary computation as well as neuroevolution, social change and applied mathematics. They say the future is written in code; you just need to write your way into it! Cognizant's Evolutionary AI Demo: https://evolution.ml/ Check it out!
28:34
November 09, 2021
A Vision for Activism
What happens when your gap year turns into five? Join us as we discuss alternate education paths with Leanne Burton, Partnerships Development Director at MakeWay and former Head of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising at WWF-Korea (World Wildlife Fund)! From leaving high school early to obtaining a Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, Leanne's journey has brought her to a myriad of little-seen experiences that have shaped her into the forward-thinking professional she is today!
36:04
October 31, 2021
The Power of Yet with Ella Wang
Join your hosts as they interview current high school student, entrepreneur and performer Ella Wang! Do you want to figure out how to balance commitments and activities in a post-pandemic world? Are you worried about your university application looking skimpy? Take a page out of Ella's book! Over the course of this episode, we jump between such topics as time management, extracurricular involvement, public speaking, Teach for Speech and iAscend! Tune in today!
33:26
October 24, 2021
Virtual Adventures with Ranger Nick
Take a listening dive into an episode where Louis and Alana interview Ranger Nick- there may be a special appearance from Scuter the turtle too! Ranger Nick speaks to us about his life as an environmentalist and also as a Professor at the University of Georgia at Athens.  Students, nature enthusiasts, turtle and animal lovers, and more are all invited to take in awe of Ranger Nick's knowledge and expertise in the world of nature and teaching. 
37:09
September 04, 2021
Inspiring Students that Inspire Teachers
A classroom is more than a classroom- take it from Joe Ruhl, a high school biology teacher that has been teaching for over forty years! Join us as we discuss the highs and lows of teaching, while we gain the valuable perspective of a teacher. You'd be surprised how much of a difference one teacher could make. 
37:44
August 28, 2021
Transpacific Translation: From America to Japan to Peru Pt. 2
(Part 2) Tune in for our conversation with Claire Froelich, translator, interpreter and, currently, web developer and student community manager at Postman! Want to get the inside scoop on the translation industry? Maybe you're thinking of trying the JET program and teaching in Japan? Or perhaps corporate interpretation is much more your style? Either way, Claire teaches us that life is full of variety and the future is always unwritten for those who pursue their passions!
20:42
August 21, 2021
Transpacific Translation: From America to Japan to Peru Pt. 1
Tune in for our conversation with Claire Froelich, translator, interpreter and, currently, web developer and student community manager at Postman! Want to get the inside scoop on the translation industry? Maybe you're thinking of trying the JET program and teaching in Japan? Or perhaps corporate interpretation is much more your style? Either way, Claire teaches us that life is full of variety and the future is always unwritten for those who pursue their passions!
30:53
August 14, 2021
Looking for a Job in Tech?
Software... Coding... Python... so many terms... Don't know where to start? Maybe you have no interest in technology.. this talk could change that....  This episode dives into exploring the field of technology while we gain significant insight into this industry from the Chief Technology Officer at the software company iCIMS: Mr. Al Smith. Though he started with no background in technology as a young college student, he came to be a leader in the tech field after working with IBM, HP, and Princeton Softech.  You too can find yourself in the expanding industry of technology after listening to this engrossing podcast. 
51:19
August 07, 2021
Late Nights in London
Though an ocean and time zone difference physically separates this interview, Wave's own video co-lead, Alison Chang, joins to chat. Alison, who grew up and lives in London, decides to switch up this episode by turning her interview into an episode in which she interviews the co-hosts Alana and Louis. Be prepared for attempts at recreating a British accent while learning more about Alison and her intriguing previous acting debut in the film Justice League. 
54:22
July 31, 2021
Student Athletes in Congress
Listen to our chat with Bennie Anderson Jr., Congressional Intern, Division 1 Football Player and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair for Yale's Student Athlete Advisory Committee, as we discuss his experiences at an Ivy League college, both on and off the field. Tune in to hear about his initial involvement in Congress, his transition from high school to college life and the exciting work he plans on carrying out for the athletic community at one of the world's leading universities!
36:30
July 24, 2021
Learning, but make it ~Social~ ft. Fiveable
We are honored to have CEO and Co-Founder of Fiveable, Amanda DoAmaral, with us today as we discuss her path from being a history teacher and seeing the common struggles that come with AP classes and using that experience to build a support system for high school students. With over a 90% pass rate on AP exams from the help of @thinkfiveable , this is an episode you won’t want to miss.
43:43
June 26, 2021
¡Caio!
Podcast update: Our co-host Dan will be leaving the podcast, but we are super excited to have Louis to join us. As we say goodbye to Dan and hello to Louis, we talk about our lives currently and dive into learning new languages.
34:13
June 19, 2021
YouTube and Politics ft. JJ McCullough
As a former television news personality and political cartoonist—as well as a current YouTuber and columnist for the Washington Post—JJ McCullough has made his voice heard in nearly every major medium imaginable. Learn how this political commentator built a career in one of the most over-saturated and toxic fields, while grappling with his own changing perspective and goals.
53:31
June 12, 2021
Wave Talks with Tori Talks
We meet with an overnight sensation- Tori Kinley- as we discuss her life as an influencer, podcaster, and entrepreneur while diving into her unique and humble perspective over social media and life as a whole.
36:52
June 05, 2021
How To Get Into an Ivy League
As another summer rolls around, students across the country are beginning to prepare their college applications. Wave's own Carter Martindale--who works with Harvard's admission office--gives us the inside scoop on what top schools are looking for in successful applicants. Learn how to make your application stronger and improve your chances of landing in the coveted Ivy League.
45:35
May 29, 2021
Medical School, International Travel, and Covid-19: An Interview with Dr. Calvin Sun
As Founder of the Monsoon Diaries and an emergency medicine doctor in New York City, Dr. Sun lives a fast-paced life. All at once a travel blogger, travel guide, and front-line healthcare worker, Calvin's unique approach to his life has yield a distinct experience and a truly one-of-a-kind perspective. On this slightly longer episode, we discuss his travel-filled path through medical school, his views on how to maximize your life experience, and his stories from the emergency room during a global pandemic.
01:17:56
May 22, 2021
Leveling the Playing Field: Helping First Gen Students Reach College
Join us as we collab with @firstgensupport to talk more about FGLI students and empower them through the college application season. 
30:23
May 15, 2021
Who Wants to be an Influencer?
Want to be a social media influencer or simply a better organized person? Vanessa Yu (@adagio.lettering) jumps on the podcast to talk Instagram, organization, and bullet journaling. 
31:15
May 09, 2021
College Transition: First Gen Experience
Rodrigo Gonzales-Rojas, a junior currently attending Rice University, talks with us about his experience as a first generation student in all aspects of his college transition (along with his really cool research with mice!).
35:39
April 24, 2021
An Overview in Applying to College
Are you a soon to be high school senior or curious about how to apply to college? Maybe you have no idea where you want to apply to college? This episode will give you insightful tips and advice in navigating the college application process while answering common questions and debunking application myths.
44:09
April 17, 2021
Becoming a Better Speaker
Nick Danby and Samarth Desai bring their knowledge of great speeches and oratory to give tips on public speaking. Come become better orators with us!
42:37
April 10, 2021
Life Update: Where We Are Now
Stay tuned as we take a brief intermission in our series as the co-hosts Dan and Alana update on what is going on in their lives and where they are headed!
34:54
April 03, 2021
Medicine of the Past
Harvard student and host of That Medic Podcast, Simar Bajaj, joins the podcast to discuss the history of medicine. Listen in as we cringe at the practices of the past, and feel grateful for modern medicine. 
31:49
March 27, 2021
Lending a Helping Hand
Tough times impact us all. Our guest for this episode, Natalie Gale, joins us to talk about how to be there for someone during stressful times. Her experience in volunteering at a mental health crisis helpline gives us a new perspective and helpful tools to navigate such difficult emotions.
35:59
March 20, 2021
Counting Infinities
Today we are joined by Mirah Shi, a mathematician at Barnard College. Together we try to wrap our minds around the concept of infinity, trying to not get completely lost in the process.
32:45
March 13, 2021
DNA & Genomes
Discover the basis of life and what makes us- us. Join us as we venture into the realm of science with finding how our genes are coded to create life. We are joined by Julia Parsley, a senior at Columbia University, as we dive into this amazing topic.
40:12
March 06, 2021
Abnormal Psych
Today we are super excited to have Anastasia Velikovskaya, associate director of growth at Wave, on the podcast to talk about mental illness and abnormal psych. Join us for this intriguing conversation about the biological, historical, and societal aspects of mental illness. Helpline: 1-800-662-help(4357)
36:06
February 27, 2021
How Languages Change
In this episode we will be learning all about languages and linguistics from a wonderful masters student, Sasha Barish. We discuss how certain languages come to be, how they constantly change and develop, and even how they sometimes go extinct.
34:02
February 20, 2021
How to Change the World
On this episode we are super excited to be joined by Allen Su, a UCLA student and a Wave Learning Festival course teacher. Join us as we discuss systemic issues around the world and what we can do to fix them. If you'd like to learn more about Allen's organization, YAPA, follow the link below: https://www.yapadvocates.org/
37:31
February 13, 2021
Discovering Your Passion
To start off this season, we will be discussing our personal experience in finding our own passions and how you can find your own! Funny stories, words of wisdom, and advice will be shared. This will launch us into more episodes about different topics that will hopefully spark an interest in discovering your own passion. 
31:21
February 06, 2021
Welcome to Gen Ed
Hi Everyone! In this short trailer we are simply introducing ourselves, Gen Ed, and Wave Learning Festival
01:45
January 30, 2021