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My Fave Queer Chemist

Bec Roldan & Geraldo Duran

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My Fave Queer Chemist

My Fave Queer Chemist

Bec Roldan & Geraldo Duran

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Chemistry! Queerness! The Trials and Tribulations of Graduate School! MFQC spills the tea on it all. Join Bec and Geraldo each week as they interview LGBTQ+ chemists on their research interests and experiences with identity, challenges, and achievements in the chemistry field. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll learn all the ins and outs of queer culture. Follow us on twitter at @MFQCPod or send us an email at myfavequeerchemist@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

Dr. Nick Chiappini, Princeton University

This week on the show Bec and Geraldo talk with Nick Chiappini (he/him), who received a PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Knowles lab at Princeton University. We talk about his current research in photochemistry, the need for more postdoctoral support, finding queer community and what makes for a good mentor. We hope that y'all are staying safe and healthy out there. And remember, Black lives matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week! Follow Nick on Twitter @NDChiappini and us @MFQCPod.

35 min2 w ago
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Dr. Nick Chiappini, Princeton University

Dr. Antonio Tinoco Valencia, Harvard University

This week on the pod, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Dr. Antonio Tinoco Valencia (he/him), who received his PhD from the University of Rochester and recently started as a postdoctoral fellow in the Balskus Lab at Harvard University. We discuss his experience as a DACAmented immigrant in STEM, what being Latinx and queer has taught him, his chemistry role models and much more. We hope y'all enjoy and we'll see you next week! Follow Antonio on Twitter @AntonioTinocoV and us @MFQCPod. And remember - Black Lives Matter today and everyday. Justice for Jacob Blake.

36 min3 w ago
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Dr. Antonio Tinoco Valencia, Harvard University

Emily Norwine, University of Michigan

This week, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Emily Norwine (she/her) a graduate student in the Szymczak lab at the University of Michigan. We talk about about queer role models, being a queer woman in STEM, her love of chinchillas and much more! You can follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyNorwine and us @MFQCPod

31 minAUG 19
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Emily Norwine, University of Michigan

Dr. Nicholas Ball, Pomona College

We're ~back~ y'all!! We're so excited to bring back weekly episodes of the show! This week, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Dr. Nicholas Ball (he/him) who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Pomona College. We talk about about his decision to work at a predominately undergraduate institution (PUI), how departments can better support queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), what a collective mindset on education and mentorship looks like and much more! You can follow Nicholas on Twitter @NicholasBall7 and us @MFQCPod

50 minAUG 12
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Dr. Nicholas Ball, Pomona College

Cortland Russell, Out in STEM

It's our last episode of our Pride Month Special: Celebrating Excellence in STEM! Can you believe it? We hope that y'all have enjoyed it as much as we've enjoyed making it! For our last episode, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Cortland Russell (he/him) who works at the consulting firm Accenture in Atlanta, GA while also serving as the President and CEO of oSTEM, Inc. We talk about his advocacy work while at the University of Florida, how he got involved with oSTEM, his time as president, and much more! Geraldo and Bec are taking a short break from MFQC to focus on planning for the next few months of the podcast, while also catching up on research and fellowship writing. We'll be back at the beginning of August! See y'all then! Follow Cortland on Twitter @CortRussell and us @MFQCPod

45 minJUL 10
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Cortland Russell, Out in STEM

Dr. Adair Borges, University of California, Berkeley

Can you believe it's already our last week of our Pride Month Special: Celebrating Excellence in STEM? This week on the pod, Geraldo and Bec talk with Adair Borges (she/her) who recently finished up her PhD work in the Bondy-Denomy lab at UCSF and has since started as Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in the Banfield Lab at UC Berkeley. We talk about the importance of undergraduate research, mentorship, her experience as queer woman in STEM, her advocacy work while at UCSF and much more! We'll see y'all this Thursday for our last Pride Month episode! Stay safe out there, keeping wearing masks, and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday! Follow Adair on Twitter @AdairLBorges and us @MFQCPod.

35 minJUL 7
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Dr. Adair Borges, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Shaz Zamore, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

This week on the show Beca and Geraldo sit down with Shaz Zamore (they/them) who currently serves as the STEAM Outreach Coordinator at the ATLAS Institute at UC Boulder. We talk about their graduate and postdoctoral resaearch, why science communication is so important, their experiences as a queer, non-binary POC, and so much more. Follow Shaz on Twitter @TheDoctaZ and us @MFQCPod. Enjoy and we'll see y'all next week! And remember, Black Trans Lives Matter today and everyday!

44 minJUL 2
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Dr. Shaz Zamore, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Lauren Esposito, 500 Queer Scientists

We hope y'all are enjoying our Pride Month Special so far - we've still got a few more amazing interviews lined up for y'all, so stay tuned! This week on the pod Beca and Geraldo talk with Lauren Esposito (she/her) who currently serves as a Curator for Arachnology at the California Academy of Science. We discuss her founding of the LGBTQ+ visibility campaign 500 Queer Scientists, her love of spiders and arachnids, science communication and more! Enjoy and we'll see y'all next week! And remember - Black Trans Lives Matter today and everyday. Follow Lauren on Twitter @ArachnologyNerd and us @MFQCPod.

49 minJUL 1
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Dr. Lauren Esposito, 500 Queer Scientists

Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project

This week on the pod, Beca and Geraldo talked with the incredible Sam Brinton (they/them), who currently serves at the Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Affairs at The Trevor Project. We discuss their time at MIT studying nuclear engineering, their career in science policy, their work to end conversion therapy in all 50 states, and SO MUCH MORE! We hope y'all are staying safe and healthy out there, and remember Black Lives Matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week! Follow Sam on Twitter @sbrinton and us @MFQCPod.

49 minJUN 26
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Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project

Roberto Efraín Díaz, University of California, San Francisco

This week on the pod, Beca and Geraldo talk with Roberto (Robbie) Efraín Díaz (he/him), a graduate student in the Fraser Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). We talk about his work with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Queer Alliance (GPQA), how his different identities have intersected with his scientific career, the barriers to LGBTQ+ inclusion in academia and how those can be taken down, and so much more! We hope y'all are enjoying our Pride Month special and remember that Black lives matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week. You can follow Robbie on Twitter @robbiediaz_ucsf and us @MFQCPod.

37 minJUN 23
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Roberto Efraín Díaz, University of California, San Francisco

Latest Episodes

Dr. Nick Chiappini, Princeton University

This week on the show Bec and Geraldo talk with Nick Chiappini (he/him), who received a PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University and is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Knowles lab at Princeton University. We talk about his current research in photochemistry, the need for more postdoctoral support, finding queer community and what makes for a good mentor. We hope that y'all are staying safe and healthy out there. And remember, Black lives matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week! Follow Nick on Twitter @NDChiappini and us @MFQCPod.

35 min2 w ago
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Dr. Nick Chiappini, Princeton University

Dr. Antonio Tinoco Valencia, Harvard University

This week on the pod, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Dr. Antonio Tinoco Valencia (he/him), who received his PhD from the University of Rochester and recently started as a postdoctoral fellow in the Balskus Lab at Harvard University. We discuss his experience as a DACAmented immigrant in STEM, what being Latinx and queer has taught him, his chemistry role models and much more. We hope y'all enjoy and we'll see you next week! Follow Antonio on Twitter @AntonioTinocoV and us @MFQCPod. And remember - Black Lives Matter today and everyday. Justice for Jacob Blake.

36 min3 w ago
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Dr. Antonio Tinoco Valencia, Harvard University

Emily Norwine, University of Michigan

This week, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Emily Norwine (she/her) a graduate student in the Szymczak lab at the University of Michigan. We talk about about queer role models, being a queer woman in STEM, her love of chinchillas and much more! You can follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyNorwine and us @MFQCPod

31 minAUG 19
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Emily Norwine, University of Michigan

Dr. Nicholas Ball, Pomona College

We're ~back~ y'all!! We're so excited to bring back weekly episodes of the show! This week, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Dr. Nicholas Ball (he/him) who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Pomona College. We talk about about his decision to work at a predominately undergraduate institution (PUI), how departments can better support queer and trans people of color (QTPOC), what a collective mindset on education and mentorship looks like and much more! You can follow Nicholas on Twitter @NicholasBall7 and us @MFQCPod

50 minAUG 12
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Dr. Nicholas Ball, Pomona College

Cortland Russell, Out in STEM

It's our last episode of our Pride Month Special: Celebrating Excellence in STEM! Can you believe it? We hope that y'all have enjoyed it as much as we've enjoyed making it! For our last episode, Bec and Geraldo interviewed Cortland Russell (he/him) who works at the consulting firm Accenture in Atlanta, GA while also serving as the President and CEO of oSTEM, Inc. We talk about his advocacy work while at the University of Florida, how he got involved with oSTEM, his time as president, and much more! Geraldo and Bec are taking a short break from MFQC to focus on planning for the next few months of the podcast, while also catching up on research and fellowship writing. We'll be back at the beginning of August! See y'all then! Follow Cortland on Twitter @CortRussell and us @MFQCPod

45 minJUL 10
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Cortland Russell, Out in STEM

Dr. Adair Borges, University of California, Berkeley

Can you believe it's already our last week of our Pride Month Special: Celebrating Excellence in STEM? This week on the pod, Geraldo and Bec talk with Adair Borges (she/her) who recently finished up her PhD work in the Bondy-Denomy lab at UCSF and has since started as Miller Postdoctoral Fellow in the Banfield Lab at UC Berkeley. We talk about the importance of undergraduate research, mentorship, her experience as queer woman in STEM, her advocacy work while at UCSF and much more! We'll see y'all this Thursday for our last Pride Month episode! Stay safe out there, keeping wearing masks, and remember that Black Lives Matter today and everyday! Follow Adair on Twitter @AdairLBorges and us @MFQCPod.

35 minJUL 7
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Dr. Adair Borges, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Shaz Zamore, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

This week on the show Beca and Geraldo sit down with Shaz Zamore (they/them) who currently serves as the STEAM Outreach Coordinator at the ATLAS Institute at UC Boulder. We talk about their graduate and postdoctoral resaearch, why science communication is so important, their experiences as a queer, non-binary POC, and so much more. Follow Shaz on Twitter @TheDoctaZ and us @MFQCPod. Enjoy and we'll see y'all next week! And remember, Black Trans Lives Matter today and everyday!

44 minJUL 2
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Dr. Shaz Zamore, ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder

Dr. Lauren Esposito, 500 Queer Scientists

We hope y'all are enjoying our Pride Month Special so far - we've still got a few more amazing interviews lined up for y'all, so stay tuned! This week on the pod Beca and Geraldo talk with Lauren Esposito (she/her) who currently serves as a Curator for Arachnology at the California Academy of Science. We discuss her founding of the LGBTQ+ visibility campaign 500 Queer Scientists, her love of spiders and arachnids, science communication and more! Enjoy and we'll see y'all next week! And remember - Black Trans Lives Matter today and everyday. Follow Lauren on Twitter @ArachnologyNerd and us @MFQCPod.

49 minJUL 1
Comments
Dr. Lauren Esposito, 500 Queer Scientists

Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project

This week on the pod, Beca and Geraldo talked with the incredible Sam Brinton (they/them), who currently serves at the Vice President for Advocacy and Governmental Affairs at The Trevor Project. We discuss their time at MIT studying nuclear engineering, their career in science policy, their work to end conversion therapy in all 50 states, and SO MUCH MORE! We hope y'all are staying safe and healthy out there, and remember Black Lives Matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week! Follow Sam on Twitter @sbrinton and us @MFQCPod.

49 minJUN 26
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Sam Brinton, The Trevor Project

Roberto Efraín Díaz, University of California, San Francisco

This week on the pod, Beca and Geraldo talk with Roberto (Robbie) Efraín Díaz (he/him), a graduate student in the Fraser Lab in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). We talk about his work with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Queer Alliance (GPQA), how his different identities have intersected with his scientific career, the barriers to LGBTQ+ inclusion in academia and how those can be taken down, and so much more! We hope y'all are enjoying our Pride Month special and remember that Black lives matter today and everyday. We'll see y'all next week. You can follow Robbie on Twitter @robbiediaz_ucsf and us @MFQCPod.

37 minJUN 23
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Roberto Efraín Díaz, University of California, San Francisco
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