My advisor Dr. Robin Jump and I were on The Sound of Ideas to talk about the public health crisis of antibiotic overuse.
Evidence of Doing the Thing
My friend wisely encouraged me to try to take a photo at some point while there, like next to a Sound of Ideas sign or something.
It reminded me of Lara Hogan’s doughnuts, where she’d take a picture of the celebratory doughnut whenever something awesome happened in her career. Otherwise she wouldn’t reflect on accomplishments at all.
So, I tried. The only thing I personally have as proof I was there is you can see my reflection.
Thank goodness for video. I guess there wasn’t enough space in the titlecard for “Not-Quite-PhD.” :) The interviewer (Michael McIntyre), producer (Rachel Rood), and the people that called in asked really interesting, thought provoking questions.
The producers and interviewer were just amazing. I really want to thank ScienceCafe / SciXi society for their support.
Admittedly, this experience did teach me that I don’t often speak ALOUD about what I work on. Nor do I speak often about it to a broader audience in a way is energizing. Its alot of ‘doom and gloom’ about the things we research on! Now I have an opportunity to make adjustments.