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Ever wondered how a scientist navigates their journey through the academic world? Our latest guest, Dr. Aisha Burton, has some answers that might surprise you. A black woman with a strong desire to see diversity in the world of science, Dr. Burton's journey is nothing short of inspiring as it is a tale that stretches from her early years exploring the natural world with her grandmother to her current position in the field of science.
Her journey starts with her AP Chemistry teacher, Mr. Stark, who introduced her to the fascinating world of research. As a native of Chicago, she shares her experiences studying at the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri. She also walks us through the challenges she faced during her PhD program, such as changing labs and making difficult decisions related to her career. Dr. Burton’s story is a true testament to the power of resilience and determination.
In our final segment, Dr. Burton shines a light on her achievements and her passion for mentoring. She shares her commitment to her community, through mentoring her students to actively participating in her sorority. As she gears up for a new position at Cornell University, Dr. Burton emphasizes the importance of a supportive community. Listen and journey with Dr. Burton through her inspiring story and learn invaluable advice for those aspiring to embark on their own STEM journey. This episode is a testament to the power of passion, mentorship and community support in the world of science.
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